For context, consider the following. The Buffaloes, Colorado football program has won a national championship, sharing the crown with Georgia Tech in 1990, more recently than the college royal Notre Dame, which last marked its status at the pinnacle of the sport in 1988. claim.
Colorado held off the likes of Notre Dame, Oregon, and Washington during the program’s six-game bowl winning streak through the mid-1990s.
But this century, the Buffaloes have only made seven bowl appearances, and the transition of the school to PAC-12 has created a natural nomadic lifestyle within the league.
until now. Despite Arizona making the first move to fire Herm Edwards last month and facing the specter of his ongoing NCAA investigation, any of his PAC-12 programs are worse than Colorado’s. It is difficult to claim that it is.
FootballScoop spoke with a double-digit number of coaches, administrators, and industry representatives last week to determine what Colorado needed to revise its football program, as change seemed imminent. Did.
Or whoever Buffalo needs.
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienimie.
Calhoun only gave the Falcons 11 bowl berths in 15 seasons at his alma mater, and the Oregon native has eight or more wins in nine seasons since taking over the Academy.
A veteran college coach with all levels of experience said, “It’s a tough job dealing with locations. Troy has a recruiting relationship because the Air Force is all over the country.”
“Bieniemy is an obvious choice, but who knows if he wants to coach in college or head the NFL.
So who or what does Colorado need?
“Colorado needs someone who brings a winning pedigree/culture,” said a prominent West Coast agent. Most attractive.”
While last year’s cycle is remembered primarily for the amount of defensive ethos that gets promoted to head coaching jobs, the offense once again takes up a day in the sport.
Can Colorado get some energetic young offensive assistants like Miami’s Josh Gattis, Arkansas’ Kendall Briles and Oklahoma’s Jeff Levy?
Will the Buffaloes jump back into the NFL ranks and look for a rising star like Thomas Brown? Do you have coaching experience in the Coast Conference, Big Ten, Southeastern Conference?
Additionally, Brown has earned a reputation for his recruiting prowess, which probably couldn’t be more important to Buffaloes football’s rapid resurgence.
“When they’re competitive, I see their coaches all over Texas, California, and the region,” said the college assistant.
Still, when FootballScoop asked what Colorado Football needed to get the program off the ground, the high-profile agent of more than 20 college coaches didn’t mince words.
“They (Colorado) need new leadership,” he said.
Colorado has excellent high school football and, with the right coaches, has a broad recruiting base. Bieniemy hails from Louisiana and has been followed by many Buffalo stars over the years from the West Coast and across the Rocky Mountains.
Either way, Colorado is now the fourth Power 5 job to open less than two weeks after the start of college football’s 2022 season. ACC (Georgia Tech), Big Ten (Nebraska), and PAC-12 (Arizona, Colorado) are all open.
more vacancies. Industry experts expect him to have at least one job opening at the SEC and more at the ACC, with his five more attractive groups of jobs to be eliminated.
How Colorado handles this opening will determine both the current course of the Buffaloes and the ever-evolving horizon of college football.