Sefo Liufau must shuck redshirt to lead Buffaloes in 2016

The Colorado Buffaloes are the only team in the PAC-12 to come out of spring practices without a clear starting quarterback in place for the 2016 season. However, it certainly looks like rising senior Sefo Liufau will be the guy if he is healthy.

The Buffaloes weren’t going to be in this position going into the season back in January, however. Texas Tech transfer Davis Webb was set to take over the starting job and allow Liufau to redshirt this season, before he decided to transfer to PAC-12 South rival Cal.

This now leaves Colorado in an odd position with Liufau, who suffered a Lisfranc injury during the 2015 season.

It is pretty clear that the team doesn’t have faith in either Jordan Gehrke or redshirt freshman Steven Montez, so Liufau is going to have to use his final season of eligibility this fall.

I’m expecting [Liufau] to have a phenomenal year,” head coach Mike MacIntyre told the, via ESPN. “I think he should have one of those years where everybody talks about Sefo in a positive stretch. I’m excited about seeing it.”

Over the last three seasons, Sefo Liufau has thrown for nearly 7,400 yards and 49 touchdowns for the Buffaloes. He may not be able to lead the team back to national prominence, but he could certainly get their run back to the top started.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Strong: Texas ‘trying’ to work something out with Texas A&M
Charlie Strong: Texas ‘trying’ to work something out with Texas A&M