You shouldn’t fly off the handle after one game, especially the first game of the season, no matter what the result.
I’m staying grounded, even a bit pessimistic about the Buffs’ win over Colorado State last Sunday. That said, there is reason to be hopeful.
The Buffs looked like a brand new team, which is exactly what you want with a regime change and following the worst season in the 123 years of the program. The biggest difference? Discipline. No silly penalties on either side of the ball, they played assignment football, and the secondary kept everything in front of them. The special teams were most definitely a concern though giving up a punt return for a TD and a long kick return late in the game.
The offense was also a nice surprise. Perhaps CU has found a fit at QB with Connor Wood who threw for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns; and no one was more happy to welcome back Paul Richardson than Wood. Richardson, CU’s most dynamic player made the biggest plays of the game with an 80 yard TD to open the game and a nail in the coffin long TD in the fourth quarter. P-Rich caught 10 passes for 208 yards in his first game back after missing the entire 2012 season.
Stay reasonable but hopeful, I think the new Coach Mac has these new Buffs running in the right direction.