Colorado Season Preview Colorado has finally now made a reputation as a team to look for each year in the Pac-12. Will they be able to hold up now that they have the Nation's focus? Offensive Preview: The offense is returning every one of their playmakers on offense. Both Qb's that saw action last year return, and with them come in Junior Stevie Dorman and true Freshman Victor Olsen. We still aren't sure who will be the starter, it will probably be Hirschman, but he will definitely be on a short leash. Colorado will lean on incoming transfer Kenny Bassett to carry the load this year. He is extremely fast, and should dominate in the return game as well. Backing him up is last year's starter Malcolm Greer, and incoming Freshman Nick Herron. Catching the ball this year will be Junior Reggie Gardner (see picture above) and Sophomore Isaiah Goins. Both had solid years last year, and are both All Pac-12 players. The offensive line will be the weak point of the offense, as they will start a lot of new guys. They are a bit undersized, but during fall camp they worked well as a group, and will try to overpower the stout defenses of the Pac-12. If Colorado wants Bassett to have a strong year, they will need this OL group dominate. Defense Preview: Colorado returns 1 starter from last year's group, and a good one at that. Lowell Williams returns from his 11.5 sack season, to anchor this group from the LE position. Sophomore Jon Hart will start at RE, and combining at the DT position are SR Kirk Poston and Junior Alex Thompson. This group will likely get pushed back against the run, but when the QB drops back, look for this group to get to the QB early and often. What was once their top group last year, is now their most inexperienced of them all. Not a single start between the 3, this group will have to learn fast. If they do not mature quickly, this team could possibly give up a ton of big plays, and have to rely on the secondary to clean up plays, and wrap-up in the open field. The linebackers coach will earn his money this year. The most experienced group of the team is the defensive secondary. SRs Josh Moten and Jordan Marquez (see picture above) will lead this team at the cornerback spots and RsFR Jason Redd will likely come in in the Nickel formation. Laron Ford and Jered Bell will back them up in the safety position. This team will have to play close to the line of scrimmage, and will have to play physical if the team wants to win this year. Colorado prediction: Colorado will really struggle on defense, but their offense will score a lot. Will they be able to score enough though to save the sub-par defense? Colorado goes 9-4, does not go to the Pac-12 championship, and will win their 2nd straight Sun Bowl.