The University of Colorado Buffaloes are set to kick off the 2020 football season in just a few days, and offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini spoke with members of the media to give an inside peek of what to expect from the offense this season.
Mile High Sports radio host Alex Ramirez had the opportunity to ask coach Chiaverini a couple of questions, including his thoughts on being the playcaller for the Buffs offense.
“I have been here, but this is the first year that I feel like this is really my offense,” Chiaverini said in a press conference with the media Wednesday. “I really feel like it is going to have a lot of my identity into it. I am excited about it. In the past of sharing duties or whatever it may be… now I feel like I have full ownership of this thing. Obviously, coach Dorrell is an offensive guy, and he is going to be watching what we’re doing, but I feel good about where we’re at.”
Chiaverini also addressed how the team plans to split reps between quarterbacks Sam Noyer and Tyler Lytle.
“They’re both veteran guys that are inexperienced,” Chiaverini said. “Sam (Noyer) has been around for a long time, hasn’t played much football. Tyler (Lytle) has been around a long time, hasn’t played much football. Sam got the nod to be the starter, and he’s going to get the first opportunity to go out there and move the offense.”
“I told both the quarterbacks: ‘Listen, fellas, at the end of the day this is a seven-game season. We’re going to get a really good, honest evaluation of both of you, and the quarterback that is the most efficient at moving the ball and putting points on the board is going to be our quarterback going forward.’ I feel comfortable with both of them. I am excited about both of them. It should be fun to watch these guys. They’ve worked hard, and I am proud of them.”
Ramirez is entering his seventh season covering the Buffs for Mile High Sports radio, so be sure to tune into The Final Word every Sunday to stay up with the latest Buffs football news and information.
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