Coach Prime thinks he fixed failed Colorado football position group in offseason

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Mike Farrell of the Mike Farrell Sports brand sees Coach Prime being of the mentality that he has successfully fixed what was a failed Colorado football position group during the 2023 season, the offensive line, through the transfer portal and high school ranks; though less so the latter.

"Coach Prime has yet another very good portal class and thinks he has fixed the offensive line," Farrell prefaced before saying, "High school recruiting is minimal but a massive jump from 4-8 is expected and needed."

Surprisingly, Farrell listed Deion Sanders' Buffs as an offseason winner. Mike Farrell Sports isn't always the most pro-Prime outlet.

Colorado football offensive line coach hiring overhauled unit in record time

Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro sees Coach Prime's star offseason hiring, Phil Loadholt, as a man who has nailed the talent acquisition portion of his new gig.

"No offensive line in the country was worse than the Colorado Buffaloes this past year, but Deion Sanders has done a lot of work early in the offseason to correct the issue heading into 2024," Shapiro wrote.

"This week Sanders announced former NFL lineman Phil Loadholt will lead the unit, and the man in charge of the big boys has already nailed the talent acquisition portion of his gig. On Saturday alone, four starting offensive linemen from other FBS programs committed from the transfer portal to join Coach Prime in Boulder."

Loadholt brought in Center Yakiri Walker (Connecticut), guards Tyler Johnson (Houston) and Justin Mayers (UTEP) and tackle Kahlil Benson (Indiana), and played a role -- albeit not as big of a role as Coach Prime and his sons played -- in landing 5-star OT Jordan Seaton out of IMG Academy.

If the offensive line truly is fixed, Shedeur Sanders could well make a case to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2025 NFL draft.