Saturday marks a historic moment with the Deion Sanders era getting underway for Colorado. The Buffaloes begin the season on the road with a trip to No. 17 TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Sanders was the talk of college football all offseason. Coach Prime added more than 70 players to his roster in what is far and away the most comprehensive one-year transformation in college football history. However, the Buffs still face some major holes on the roster after a 1-11 campaign a year ago.
The Horned Frogs earned a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship in Sonny Dykes’ first season but are replacing several key pieces from that run. Eight players were selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, including first-round receiver Quentin Johnston. Now, Chandler Morris takes over for Heisman Trophy finalist Max Duggan at quarterback.
While TCU and Colorado will share Big 12 membership in 2024, the two institutions never played until the Horned Frogs beat the Buffaloes 38-13 in 2022. Morris threw 20 passes for 11 yards before suffering a major injury in the win.
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Date: Saturday, Sept. 2 | Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium — Fort Worth, Texas
TV: Fox | Live stream: fubo (Try for free)
Colorado vs. TCU: Need to know
Roster transformation at Colorado: Sanders’ one-year roster flip is legitimately unprecedented, especially at this level. Colorado added 51 transfers, including 27 from the power conference ranks and 10 from Sanders’ previous stop at Jackson State. Only four position players are projected to be returning players from the 2022 roster, most notably being safety Trevor Woods. Sanders is betting that talent will…