Replacing Karl Dorrell in Colorado Candidates range from a current

Replacing Karl Dorrell in Colorado: Candidates range from a current SEC coach to an NFL OC

Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst’s fall on Sunday came as a surprise. But Karl Dorrell? Not at all.

Colorado is 0-5 and 4-13 the last two seasons. The roster is terrible by Power 5 standards. It’s going to be a really tough job. It doesn’t have a huge recruitment base and a pretty shaky positioning in terms of conferencing stability. Colorado also hasn’t won a straight season in nearly 20 years, dating back to 2004-05. There has only been one top 25 season in the last 20 years, 17th in 2016 under Mike MacIntyre.

How can Colorado fix this? Who wanna try? The latter is an equally important question.

We think Colorado will try to focus the search on candidates with head coaching experience, but there are a few men without that experience that we think the Buffaloes could consider.

Candidates with head coaching experience

Bronco Mendenhall: Former BYU and Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is available. He’s a defensive-minded coach who had a solid run in Virginia after going 99-43 at BYU. He knows this region well and would feel like a pretty safe renter. Would he cheer on the fan base? Probably not, but could he develop the Buffaloes into a bowl team? Probably.

Kalani Sitake: The guy who followed Mendenhall at BYU, Sitake, would also make sense. His teams are always very physical and play hard.