1. Is this a bowl team?
Not often do we see a team go 1-11, have a coaching change, and completely shift the culture and ask the question: is this a bowl game in year one? But here we are.
To be fair, I probably wouldn’t be asking this question had Deion Sanders not been so aggressive to finish the 2023 recruiting class and in the portal. He has completely flipped the roster and we’ll see almost entirely new starters next year on both sides of the ball.
So it’s fair to ask if this team will look like a bowl team this spring.
It’ll be fairly noticeable. If the offense looks like it’s clicking and on the same page and if the newcomers on defense have assimilated well. There’s talent there, so if they look like they’re playing well together, that probably means this team will be bowling with at least six wins in 2023.
I’m curious to see the overall progress on both sides of the ball and if anyone from the previous roster under Karl Dorrell steps up.
I don’t think this is a Pac-12 contender, by any means, but Colorado should be vastly improved.