Coach Prime hints at potential addition at skill position for Colorado football

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Coach Prime loves what he has in his Colorado football running back room, but he hinted that the Buffs may not be done adding talent in its backfield at a position that struggled to generate much offense in 2023.

“(McCaskill) looks good,” Coach Prime said (h/t BuffZone). “Shoot, he looks good, but you gotta understand, I can look at this depth chart and say Dylan (Edwards) looks good too. Say’veon (Wilkerson) looks good, too. The young freshman (Micah Welch), he’s tremendous, as well. And we may add to that room, as well, because you never know.”

While not taking shots at anyone directly, quarterback Shedeur Sanders sounded faintly frustrated at the lack of openings in CU's offense a season ago -- though he was mostly honest about the room's limitations and what it didn't allow him to do.

“That’s the difference between trying to extend plays sometimes when you know you just got to have a play or you know you can just hand the ball off,” he said. “It’s really simple. You get to play more free and more honest whenever you can run the ball, but if you’re not then you’re just sitting back there playing drop eight, and they’re doubling everybody and … you’ve just got to find a way and you don’t really have too much longevity with that.”

Colorado football RB room hungry to improve in 2024

Where there's a will, there's a way, and several Buffs running backs have made it clear that they are hungry to help the team, and in some cases, their own NFL draft stock, during the upcoming 2024 campaign.

Alton McCaskill IV said he's "gotta go" to the league, while Dylan Edwards is running track to stay as sharp as possible during the offseason.

If nothing else, CU's RB room are saying and doing the right things for optics' sake. There's a better-than-zero chance that the hype will lead to meaningful results on the field.