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.

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.