Five issues to observe when UCLA faces Colorado

UCLA would possibly be capable to do one thing unprecedented Saturday — hearth Karl Dorrell for a second time.

The Bruins wouldn’t truly pull the set off, after all, however they may definitely hasten the dismissal of the Colorado coach who wants an ice bathtub each time he rises from a seat.

UCLA followers are painfully accustomed to Dorrell’s shortcomings based mostly on his five-year run to nowhere in Westwood. Nice man, however, boy, is his offense boring. His protection was so unhealthy in 2005 that its gamers absorbed a halftime tirade from an unlikely supply — offensive coordinator Tom Cable.

Buffaloes followers are seeing what can occur once you mix Dorrell’s teaching with restricted expertise. Colorado has been outscored 128-30 on the way in which to its 0-3 begin, forcing athletic director Rick George to deal with swirling frustration in an announcement that additionally included some uncommon bulletin-board materials from a winless crew.

“Starting this Saturday,” George wrote, “we hope we all will enjoy a home victory over UCLA.”

How cathartic that might be for Dorrell towards the crew that sacked him in 2007. Oddsmakers aren’t relying on it, making the Bruins 21½-point favorites despite the fact that the house crew has gained the final seven video games within the collection.

Listed here are 5 issues to observe when UCLA faces Colorado at 11 a.m. PDT Saturday at Folsom Area in a recreation broadcast by Pac-12 Community: