Recently fired NFL head coach could rebuild for the better with Colorado football

A recently fired NFL head coach could rebuild for the better with Coach Prime's Colorado football program according to one analyst.

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Recently fired NFL head coach Brandon Staley, who was dismissed from the helm of the Los Angeles Chargers after a 5-9 start in 2023, could "rebuild for the better" with Coach Prime's Colorado football program according to BuffsBeat's Brian Schaible.

"This would also make a ton of sense for Staley to be on Prime's staff," Schaible prefaced before saying, "His name and reputation has been tarnished some during a rather tumultuous stint as head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. But he could rebuild for the better at CU. 

"Personality wise, Staley is the opposite of 'Prime Time.' Maybe it was the obnoxious bright blue backdrop, but It was painful watching him squirm during some of the most uncomfortable press conferences we have seen in recent memory."

Schaible raised an interesting possibility that fans and the families of recruits would surely be excited about: being a co-defensive coordinator alongside NFL legend Ed Reed, a potentially risky but game-changing hiring.

"I think making Staley co-defensive coordinator alongside a former player, like Reed, could be a winning formula for success in Boulder," Schaible wrote.

Colorado football DC candidate Brandon Staley lost Chargers locker room

Does Colorado need a coach in need of a rebuild when its program is already in the midst of one; and arguably has things together after a strong offseason haul from the transfer portal, and via Jordan Seaton, the high school ranks?

That's debatable. So is the merits of Staley being a hirable candidate considering he lost the Chargers locker room and interim L.A. head coach Giff Smith was the one who unified them back again.

Chargers running back Joshua Kelley told reporters that the team was closer under Smith than Staley, and Bolts Beat's Jason Reed filled in the blanks.

"Kelley didn't outright say that Brandon Staley lost the locker room but it does not take a rocket scientist to read between the lines," Reed prefaced before saying, "Saying that the team was more together in the three weeks under an interim head coach tells you everything you need to know about Staley."

Staley's rebuild can begin elsewhere, if you ask this writer.