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Grading the Week: CU Buffs coach Karl Dorrell is running it back on offense — under the cover of Pac-12 After Dark-ness

Never has an 8:30 p.m. kickoff been so welcome for CU football fans. After what transpired last week against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Folsom Field, perhaps it’s best that the Buffs play under the cover of Pac-12 After Dark-ness. With head coach Karl Dorrell signing up for another Saturday of the same old shenanigans, we can think of no better setting. Karl Dorrell — Inc. The CU Buffs head coach vowed to “start all over” in the wake of one of the worst offensive performances in program history — which, apparently, means getting the band back together for another jam session Saturday at Arizona State. Freshman Brendon Lewis is still the quarterback. Offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini is still drawing up the plays. And the Buffs head football coach is going to … “show my face in the offensive room a little bit more now.” Sounds like one heck of a reboot, as well as something best previewed by a limited audience — one they’ll almost certainly draw given that the game is on ESPNU and won’t end until sometime after midnight MDT. If Dorrell’s decision to stay the course works out, Buffs fans will hear about it Sunday morning and be pleasantly surprised. If it doesn’t — and that’s where the Grading the Week staff would put our money, if we had any — bedtime will have beckoned long before things get ugly, anyway. And maybe then, with the USC Trojans stumbling into Boulder next week, Dorrell will finally have all the information he needs to decide whether or not the status quo has a future at Folsom Field. Because seven quarters of scoreless football, and a passing attack surpassed by all but one FBS program (including triple-option practitioners Air Force and Army), evidently isn’t enough. Teddy Bridgewater — A+ If you’re not on Team Teddy at this point, you’re just being obnoxious. After submitting two near flawless performances as Broncos quarterback — albeit against two very flawed teams in the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars — Bridgewater has shown the Grading the Week staff enough. Consider us the lead conductors of the Teddy Train, and we’re welcoming any and all passengers. Could we interest you in four touchdowns, zero interceptions and two double-digit wins?


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