Colorado is making sweeping changes Sunday afternoon after a disastrous 0-5 start to the season. That included a blowout loss to Minnesota by a final score of 49-7.

In an interesting turn of events, a former Minnesota assistant will now get his turn leading the program on an interim basis. According to various reports Sunday afternoon, former Gopher OC and QB coach Mike Sanford Jr. is being named the interim head coach for the Buffs.

Sanford does have head coaching experience, going 9-16 while at Western Kentucky from 2017-18. He served as PJ Fleck’s OC from 2020-21 after Kirk Ciarrocca’s departure to Penn State.

Sanford departed in the offseason with Minnesota and Fleck reuniting with Ciarrocca for 2022.