Colorado preview capsule
HEAD COACH: Jon Embree 3-10/1 year
2011 RECORD: 3-10, 2-7/tied 5th in Pac-12 South
KEY PLAYERS: OT David Bakhtiari, a graduate of Serra High-San Mateo, earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors last season as a sophomore ... LB Jon Major led the Buffaloes with 85 tackles a year ago ... A tough guy? Saf Ray Polk played three-fourths of last season with a cracked sternum.
OUTLOOK: The Buffaloes haven't fashioned a winning record since 2005, and it seems a longshot they will get there this season. Second-year coach Jon Embree begins fall camp without a starter at quarterback and with freshmen expected to challenge for starting spots at wideout, tight end and running back. This team is just too young.