Five issues to look at when UCLA faces Colorado

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

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

UCLA followers are painfully acquainted with 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 dangerous in 2005 that its gamers absorbed a halftime tirade from an unlikely supply — offensive coordinator Tom Cable.

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

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

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

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