10 Colorado football fans should follow the route

This season wasn’t one that Colorado Buffaloes football fans were hoping for.

The offensive buffs issues haven’t been fixed since last season and the defense has also regressed in several ways. Because of this, the search for the head coach has become more interesting for many fans than the last two games.

But for the CU faithful, there’s still plenty of football worth watching in the rest of the country. Largely because of this coach hunt, Buffs fans should brace themselves for other games in the episode and in the postseason. Sure, we could take the easy route and cheer for whoever plays Colorado’s rival, but we’re diving deeper.

Here are a few teams to watch out for as we wrap up the season:

freedom flames

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Hugh Freeze and his Liberty Flames have been one of my favorites for a while. Not only is Freeze a potential head coach contender, the Flames are an underdog team for anyone to cheer for. After a rough patch at Ole Miss, Freeze has done nothing but win at Liberty and amassed a 34-13 record with three straight bowl wins.

USC Trojans

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I know it’s hard to think about watching a team just beat you by 30, but listen to me. There wasn’t just one name associated with the Southern Cal Buffaloes, but two: defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive backs coach Donte Williams.

Jackson State Tigers

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A man can dream, right? Deion Sanders is one of the hottest names in this year’s coaching carousel as his Jackson State Tigers have just won.

Illinois fights Ilini

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Illinois is having a great season. The Illini have one of the best defenses in all of college football, and it’s spearheaded by Ryan Walters, my pick to land the CU job, who has led a dismal unit that ended his career as a safety for the Colorado Buffaloes reflects.

Whoever plays against CU’s rivals

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I said we’d dig deeper, but as the saying goes, misery loves company. If Colorado is going to have a bad year, our focus is on making sure our rivals share the same fate. So three highs go to:

  • Wisconsin (in Nebraska, November 19)
  • Iowa (vs. Nebraska, Nov. 25)
  • Air Force (vs. Colorado State, Nov. 19)
  • New Mexico (in the state of Colorado, November 25)
  • Oregon (v. Utah, Nov. 19)
  • And… Colorado (vs. Utah, Nov. 25)