Colorado football: 3 biggest questions heading into spring 2023

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The Deion Sanders era has officially begun in Boulder. After a disappointing tenure from Karl Dorrell, the Colorado football program made a home-run hire by bringing in Sanders after he dominated the FCS ranks at Jackson State.

Now, he’ll look to turn around one of the biggest disasters in the country as the Buffaloes won just a single game in 2022.

He’s already flipped the roster and the Buffaloes look like they could make some noise in the Pac-12 this season if they play to their potential.

But what are the biggest questions heading into spring ball for this new-look team?

3. Will we feel the culture shift?

Deion Sanders is one of the best — and most strict — coaches out there. He has to prove that at the FBS level, however. But he’s bringing a new culture to Boulder.

Will we be able to feel that shift in spring ball?

Under Karl Dorrell, and the previous few seasons as well, the culture was just not great. The program was lifeless and the players were not buying in. The body language and overall product on the field was not something to be proud of but I’m assuming that’s going to change quickly under Sanders.

He even stated at his first team meeting that if you’re not good enough or just don’t want to be there, you’ll be replaced — no questions asked.

I’m curious to see if we see a team that’s fully bought in.

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