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Karl Dorrell joins The Jim Rome Show

Colorado’s first year head coach preparing for doubleheader schedule in 2021

Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Karl Dorrell joined The Jim Rome Show this week. The two discussed how the Pac-12 conference was preparing for a shift in athletic seasons and overall safety.

One of the biggest concern for Dorrell is the risks of playing two seasons in a calendar year. “That’s going to be the challenges with all of us as coaches and our programs,” Dorrell said. “That’s the first thing that hits my brain about playing two seasons in a calendar year. It is really going to be a challenge. It is health and safety which are the biggest concerns that I have.”

Colorado was set to open training camp for this week. That was before the Pac-12 moved fall sports until at least 2021 due to risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

As for Dorrell, the extra time to settle into his role in Boulder is likely to a reward in the long run. He was hired to replace Mel Tucker in February for a third stint with the Buffs. The longtime coach has served in both the college and NFL ranks over the past 30 years.

The full interview with Rome and Dorrell courtesy of

As of today, no official schedule has been released by the Pac-12 for the 2021 spring football season, if that happens. A tentative schedule for this year was released shortly before the conference decided to scrap sports in 2020.