Colorado Buffaloes: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Colorado Buffaloes: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Colorado Buffaloes: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Colorado Buffaloes College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction

The team will be better, and it might not matter.

Head coach Karl Dorrell did wonders in his first season to get Colorado in the mix for the Pac-12 title despite dealing through Covid issues that helped derail those hopes, and he got Colorado to a big bowl game.

But for all of the good things the team did in the 4-0 start, it all broke down in the final two games against Utah and Texas.

It was his first year – Dorrell was supposed to get time to get things in place. He did that, got through 2020, and now a slew of injured and opt-out players return, the transfer portal is a help, and the young team of last season returns experienced and a whole lot deeper.

However …

Set The Colorado Buffaloes Regular Season Win Total At … 5.5

It’s not that Colorado can’t compete or beat just about anyone on the schedule, but it’s a killer.

There shouldn’t be an issue against Northern Colorado to open things up, and taking care of Arizona and Oregon State at home is a must, and then it’s going to take a whole lot of upsets to make this a big year.

There aren’t many breaks.

There’s a neutral site game in Denver … against Texas A&M.

Minnesota is hardly a layup in Boulder, and neither are USC and Washington.

The Buffs get five Pac-12 road games, and they’re almost certainly going to be underdogs in all of them.

But Colorado has been underestimated before – like last year – and again, this year’s team is stronger and good enough to win some of those battles against the tough squads.

It’s still going to be a process under Dorrell, and there’s still building to do, but it’s going to be a tough out every week and it’ll be even more fun.

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