Definitive statement sent by analyst on Colorado football DL transfer

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Colorado football transfer B.J. Green was deemed someone who will, not could, make an impact in 2024 by BuffsBeat's Jeff Hauser.

"Green will make an impact for the Buffs this year," Hauser wrote. "He was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection last year, but that's only a fraction of his story. The defensive force hasn't missed a game his career at ASU, which started as a true freshman in 2021. He has racked up 60 tackles (21 for loss), 13.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 36 games.

"Coach Prime has a special tie to Green and his family. He was his first head coach in the ATL and turned him away from being a running back to play defense. A wise choice as Green will now show one of his first mentors how the early teachings have paid off."

Colorado football defense given much easier task in 2024 season in Big 12

With the release of the Big 12 conference schedule, Coach Prime and Co. now have an idea of what life in a new conference will be like. And unlike in 2023 when there were two distinct multi-week runs of nearly-insurmountable opponents.

With so few, if any, notable defensive dynasties in the Big 12, Shedeur Sanders and Pat Shurmur's offensive product figures to be explosive and highlight reel-worthy. That leaves the defense with a much easier mission to get the Buffs near the top of the conference.

Green is another impact addition in the defensive trenches that fortifies a unit that could surprise in 2024.