Colorado AD issues statement on coach Karl Dorrell following blowout loss to Minnesota
Colorado football has not looked good in 2022, and that is definitely putting things mildly. The Buffs were drilled by Minnesota with the final score sitting at 49-7.
That loss dropped Colorado to 0-3 on the season with the other two losses coming to TCU and Air Force, all by large margins. The Week 3 loss to the Gophers was not the final straw for head coach Karl Dorrell, but it did land a statement from Colorado AD Rick George.
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George admitted the football program has underperformed under Dorrell but implored fans for support as opposed to firing the head coach:
“Like all of you, I have been disappointed to watch our football team struggle this fall, most recently yesterday at Minnesota,” wrote George in a statement. “I know that our coaches and our student-athletes are capable of so much more and that all of you deserve better results.
“Regardless of your feelings right now on Colorado football, I encourage you to continue to support our tremendous football student-athletes, who need your cheers, encouragement and support now, more than ever.”
Since taking over for Mel Tucker prior to the 2020 season, Dorrell has gone 8-13 overall. Four of those wins came in the shortened 2020 campaign with the Buffaloes going 4-11 since the start of the 2021 season.