Sources: Colorado boosts Shurmur to playcaller
Colorado has stripped offending organizer Sean Lewis of his offending playcalling tasks and is raising expert Pat Shurmur to an on-field function where he will take over as the group’s playcaller, sources told ESPN.Shurmur and Lewis will serve as co-offensive coordinators, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. An on-field assistant would need to be eliminated to make room for Shurmur, who will likewise help with the offensive line.A former NFL head coach with more than twenty years of experience in the pros, Shurmur pertained to Colorado this summer as part of coach Deion Sanders’staff.Editor’s Picks 1 Related The change in playcallers follows a 28-16 loss to No. 19 UCLA– the Buffaloes’ 2nd straight
4th in the team’s past 5 games.Quarterback Shedeur Sanders was sacked 7 times in the defeat and was hit 17 other times and knocked down 13 times. Colorado stopped working to
score a touchdown until late in the 4th quarter, and the Buffaloes handled just 25 hurrying yards and 242 overall yards. “It’s really aggravating because I simply require to get feedback just knowing what’s open and what’s not,”Shedeur Sanders stated, while taking duty for the offense not being on the exact same page.”I simply got to make my mind up faster and get the ball out of my hands quicker.” Colorado has been among the most pressured teams in the country. Entering into last week’s game, the Buffaloes were permitting 5 sacks per game, ranking 132nd out of 133 groups in the nation.
“Overall, we simply don’t have the battle and the passion to do what we wish to do, “Deion Sanders said of the offensive line, which has actually been depleted by injuries.
“The line needs to improve. We have to have enough depth to be able to achieve the objectives that we set out to accomplish.”Saturday’s loss at the Rose Bowl was just the second time Colorado has been held under 24 points this season. The Buffaloes(4-4)have scored 36 or more points in 5 games.Colorado hosts No. 16 Oregon
State on Saturday night.Information from ESPN’s Paolo Uggetti was used in this report.