But there's a difference between that aspect of the job and the in-game aspect of being an Offensive Coordinator. I witnessed that first-hand in college. One year, we had a guy who had the feel for playcalling as the OC. Offense was nearly unstoppable. The next year, he moved on and the QB coach (who was actually smarter and designed more of the plays) took over and the offense suffered. Yesterday, I was watching the Western Kentucky - Kentucky game and was reminded of how Bobby Petrino is a savant when it comes to feeling the rhythm of the game and quickly calling the right play. Spurrier is another guy who is like that. Probably the greatest of all-time is Bill Walsh. Which brings us to CU and OC Brian Lindgren. Does he have that feel? At only 32 years old, could he be one of those savants at play calling? Earlier this week, SJSU's David Fales completed 50% of his passes at 7.0 YPA and a QBR of 129,7 for the game (Sac State - FCS opponent). Last season with Lindgren as his OC, Fales completed 72.5% of his passes at 9.3 YPA and a QBR of 170.8 for the year (3rd in the nation in QBR - he's 56th for 2013 so far). In 2012, Fales worst completion % for a game was 65.4% at UTSA (where he had over 10 YPA and no picks to go with that "low" %). Conner Wood seems to have all the physical tools to be great - feet, size, arm strength, speed. Paul Richardson is an elite target at WR with some good complementary options. Christian Powell is an absolute load for defenses to deal with from the RB spot with some good complementary options. If Lindgren can be what I think he is, then this CU offense will become special as the year goes on. And, as Washington showed last night, it is possible for a new offense to click immediately when you've got a good offensive mind at the top (Sark) and players to work with. Get your popcorn out. The Buffs are going to shock some people with how good they are this year.