After such an amazing turnaround this year, this one hurts …

Jim Leavitt, the mastermind behind the Colorado Buffaloes’ defensive improvement, will no longer be a part of “The Rise,” as he’s bolted up to Oregon to help build up their defense.

After finishing as the 87th-ranked defense in the nation in 2015, the Buffs catapulted all the way up to 17th this year, paving the way for Colorado’s run to the Pac-12 Championship.

And if you’re wondering why Leavitt made the move to Oregon, it’s because they were willing to pay him a king’s ransom.

Obviously, the Buffs weren’t willing to match, and now they’ll have to find a way to adapt and move on.