Early in the season, when Coach Prime had close to a full Colorado football roster, the Buffs were winning games; specifically, their first three games of the season. As the season progressed, though, the injuries started to pile up for Colorado, an unfortunate yet inevitable reality of a sport like football.
Things are looking up on that front, though. Coach Prime recently had amazing news for the Buffs fanbase ahead of a Week 9 matchup against UCLA at the Rose Bowl for one final time in CU’s Pac-12 swan song season.
“We didn’t have many injuries,” Coach Prime said (h/t On3). “I think we’re going to get maybe a couple of players back, due to injuries. But overall I think we’ve been pretty good, injury-wise.”
A full-strength Colorado football team is a threat to win games
With many of the players returning or soon to be returning from injury, Colorado is likely getting ready to go on another hot stretch of winning football games for the second half of the season — if for no other reason than to wipe away the stench of CU’s pre-bye week collapse against Stanford on October 13 at Folsom Field.
With the Buffs getting ready to match up with currently or previously-ranked programs like UCLA, Oregon State, Wazzu, and Utah, CU needs to be operating at full strength to escape any of those contests with an upset victory and keep their bowl eligibility alive.
After the good news Coach Prime delivered, we can likely see the team playing competitive games and coming away with victories. With key players coming back as we head into the final stretch of the season, Colorado’s chances of making a nice run to close out the season are possible, and moving in the direction of likely as their opponents’ College Football Playoff hopes go up in smoke.