Paul Crist’s expulsion from Wisconsin on Sunday was a surprise. But Karl Durrell? not at all.
Colorado 0-5 and 4-13 in the past two seasons. The list is dreadful by Power 5 standards. This is going to be a really tough job. It does not have a large recruiting base, and it is in a very precarious position with regard to the stability of the conference. Colorado has not had consecutive winning seasons in nearly 20 years, dating back to 2004-05. There was only one top 25 season in the past 20 years, and it was 17th in 2016 under Mike McIntyre.
How can Colorado fix this? Who wants to try? The latter is no less important than a question.
We think Colorado will try to keep the search focus on candidates with experience in master training, but there are two men without that experience that we think Buffaloes might consider.
Candidates with training experience
Bronco Mendenhall: former BYU And coach Virginia Bronco Mendenhall is available. He’s a defensive-minded coach and had a solid performance in Virginia after going 99-43 at BYU. He knows this area well and will feel like a very safe employee. Will it ignite the fan base? Probably not, but can he develop the Buffalo into a pot team? likely.
Kalani Setaki: The man who pursued Mindenhall at Brigham Young University, Setaki would also make sense. His teams are always very physical and play hard.
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