Coach Prime talks big game about Colorado football recruiting efforts this offseason

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Coach Prime talked a BIG game about his Colorado football coaching staff's recruiting efforts on January 30 during an appearance on FS1's "Undisputed" during a conversation with Skip Bayless and Keyshawn Johnson.

“I can honestly say we fulfilled all the needs,” Sanders said of Colorado’s recruiting efforts this offseason (h/t Saturday Down South). “We fulfilled a need on the offensive line. You’re probably going to see a whole new entire offensive line. You’re probably going to see a defensive line that’s probably going to be new as well.

“We’ve pretty much stepped up every level inside this building,” Sanders added. “And I’m happy and pleased. Like when I go downstairs to work out with the guys … I love what I see. I love the competitive nature. I love the leadership that’s being taken at every position. And I love what these guys want and how they’re going about getting it.”

Colorado football roster rebuild inspiring confidence ahead of Big 12 debut

Colorado got better this past offseason, and the conference it is moving to is worse than the one it came from. The Big 12 is down its two winningest programs this offseason, having replaced them with four teams from the American/Independent ranks. The 2023 Pac-12 was nearly as strong as the Big Ten and SEC; having a case to be called stronger than the SEC given Washington's College Football Playoff Championship appearance.

CU's rebuilding efforts -- mainly fortifying the offensive line, its biggest weakness -- have the Buffs in a position to make a significant standings jump in 2024. The top of the Big 12 should be the most ambitious goal Colorado has, though do expect to see talking heads take things to where they don't need to go and claim the CFP should be the goal after a Week 1 win against North Dakota State.