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Karl Dorrell, staff rallying to get CU Buffs ready for ASU



Karl Dorrell, staff rallying to get CU Buffs ready for ASU

University of Colorado Boulder’s head coach, Karl Dorrell, during the Colorado Minnesota NCAA football game on September 18, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Colorado fans, Karl Dorrell knows you’re frustrated. Guess what? He is, too. And, so are the Buffaloes players.

Yet, while fans call for firings or demotions or a new quarterback, Dorrell doesn’t believe the struggling offense needs an overhaul. At least not yet.

On Monday, the Buffaloes’ head coach said there will be no staff changes or altering of duties after Saturday’s embarrassing 30-0 loss to Minnesota at Folsom Field. And for now, it appears freshman Brendon Lewis will remain in the starting role at quarterback.

As the Buffs (1-2) prepare to visit Arizona State on Saturday (8:30 p.m., TV: ESPNU), however, Dorrell said he will become a bit more involved in preparing the offense and the Buffs will spend more time getting backup quarterback Drew Carter ready to play.

“I get what the fans are and I’m disappointed in our performance, as well,” Dorrell said. “It’s not a good look for us; I understand that completely.”

It was actually one of the most dismal performances in program history, as the Buffs managed 63 yards of total offense, including minus-19 rushing yards. It was the first shutout loss at home in nine years.

Rather than fire or demote offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini, or bench Lewis, Dorrell said the focus is working together as a staff and team to get better.

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