Star second-year Colorado football transfer's friendships will accelerate improvement

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Colorado football will improve because of the friendships Shedeur Sanders establishes with his linemen and array of offensive weapons, both new and tenured, according to Essentially Sports' Pankti Parmar.

"Despite the lack of a proper offense backing him up, Shedeur Sanders amassed a total of 3,230 yards, 27 TDs, 3 interceptions and 69% completion rate," Parmar wrote. "Now that he is getting players like OT Jordan Seaton taking care of the attacks, the sky is the limit for the QB when speaking of records. While he could not make it to the 2023 Heisman finalists, fans are heavily anticipating Sheduer Sanders to reach the list this season, even potentially winning the most-prestigious trophy across the landscape of college football in his senior year.

"Safe to say, each Buffs game of the 2024 season will present the team with a new opportunity to improve upon their mistakes from the last season, like the delayed play-calling or the offensive loopholes. However, given the strong friendships that are forming in the team, especially by Shedeur Sanders, the progress is expected to take place a lot faster."

Colorado football relying heavily on newcomers in 2024

Coach Prime threw most of the offensive line out the window in the offseason, inviting the majority of the position group to hit the transfer portal. Jordan Seaton headlines an accomplished group with several blue-chip transfers who will replace them -- and just about every analyst believes that the new line will get the job done. Even if some believe where these recruits are coming from is a negative.

And they just might. But Colorado fans should temper College Football Playoff expectations for this squad considering all the moving parts and new faces. Making the same mistakes as during the 2023 season -- including hilariously being compared to the 2019 LSU Tigers -- is what Buffs fans and believers need to avoid.

Even with Shedeur's improved leadership, Colorado still needs time to be christened anything but a work in progress.