SportingNews Team Countdown - #74 Colorado Buffaloes


Not a huge surprise. No one in the media is going to bet high on the Buffs this year as Sporting News predicts Colorado to go 3-9 and finish 5th in the Big 12 North. I wouldn't call this a great review as Dave Curtis says Dan Hawkins' still has "charisma" and no mention of DT Nate Bonsu aiding on the defensive line: Why we know we're right: The offensive line stunk a year ago, allowing 44 sacks in 12 games, and all five starters are back. Then there's the defense, where a lack of discipline and speed hurt early in the season. The secondary must tackle better and force more turnovers, and defensive tackles Curtis Cunningham and Will Pericak must hold up better against the run.