New coordinator Sean Lewis aims to speed up CU Buffs’ offense – BuffZone

Kent State head coach Sean Lewis walks on the sidelines during the second half of the Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game against Wyoming, Tuesday, Dec.  21, 2021, in Boise, Idaho.  Wyoming won 52-38.  (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
Kent State head coach Sean Lewis walks on the sidelines during the second half of the Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game against Wyoming, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Wyoming won 52-38. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

At Kent State, Sean Lewis’ offense was cleverly called, “Flash almost.”

Now that he’s at Colorado, he calls it “Buff fast.”

Regardless of the name, Lewis’ goal is the same. He wants an up-tempo, high-powered offensive attack.

“We’re going to go fast,” Lewis, CU’s new offensive coordinator, said during an interview posted by Thee Pregame Show on YouTube. “We’re going to make sure our kids can play with confidence, that they can think fast, know fast, do fast. And, they’re gonna have a swagger about them and a way in which they carry themselves because they know that what we do works and the amount of work that they have put in is going to give them conviction to carry themselves a certain kind of way.

“We’re gonna light up that scoreboard, we’re gonna set those fireworks off and it’s gonna be a lot of fun here.”

CU’s offense has been anything but fun the last couple of years, which is a big reason why Lewis and first-year head coach Deion Sanders are now in Boulder.

The Buffs had one of the worst offenses in the country in 2021 and actually got worse this past year. CU finished the 2022 campaign with 15.4 points per game – the lowest average in the 12-year history of the expanded Pac-12. In those 12 years, only two Pac-12 offenses averaged less than 302 yards per game: the 2021 Buffs (257.6) and the 2022 Buffs (281.3).

Enter Lewis, 36, who spent the past five seasons as the head coach Kent State, where the Golden Flashes had one of the fastest offenses in the country.

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