Pat Shurmur, the former head coach of the Giants and Browns in the NFL, is set to make a return to collegiate coaching alongside Deion Sanders at Colorado. According to multiple reports, Shurmur will join the Buffaloes as an offensive analyst. He visited the campus on Friday to finalize the agreement before returning home to New Jersey.
Shurmur, aged 58, becomes the second former NFL head coach to join Sanders’ staff. Following Mike Zimmer, who joined as an analyst at Jackson State last year. Shurmur’s most recent role was as the offensive coordinator for the Broncos during the 2020-21 season. Where the team averaged 20.2 points per game.
Despite having a year left on his contract with the Broncos, Shurmur did not coach last year. In his NFL coaching career, he has a record of 19-46. As a head coach, including a 9-23 record with the Giants. However, Shurmur brings over 20 years of NFL experience and play-calling expertise to Colorado. Where he will work alongside offensive coordinator Sean Lewis, who previously served as the head coach at Kent State.
Shurmur’s previous coaching experience at the collegiate level includes serving as a graduate assistant. Tight ends coach, offensive line coach, and special teams coach at Michigan State from 1988 to 1997. He also worked as an offensive line coach at Stanford in 1998.
Colorado hired Deion Sanders in December to inject new energy into the program after his successful tenure at Jackson State. Sanders has been actively rebuilding the roster, with 18 players entering the transfer portal. While generating excitement for the team’s future.
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