NOTE/CAVEAT: This may be the wrong time to put something down online, but I am not a recruit or looking to get hired and if Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential Candidate can say whatever he feels like, I might as well be able to!
The loss of Davis Webb is a blow to the program no matter how you slice it or dice it with your Ginsu knife. The simple fact is the program had Sheriron Jones and Davis Webb committed as Buffs and have lost both in one off-season. Sheriron Jones loss can be made up for with a stud QB commit for the 2017 class, but Davis Webb loss hurts immediately.
Why does it hurt? First, Davis Webb has beat a Pac 12 bowl team, something NO ONE on the CU teams roster has done. While Webb's numbers show a quarterback that has also made mistakes with the football, he provided a dynamic this team needed, confidence and a gunslinger background. Sefo Liufau is not 100% coming back from an awful Lisfranc injury that is known to make players never the same again, i.e. see the end of Champ Bailey's career or Peyton Manning having no zip behind the ball with a bum arm and not enough drive off his foot. The Buffs lost a back-up quarterback in Cade Apsay and have the same cast returning. Jordan Gehrke is not a Pac 12 level QB and most likely wouldn't even start at Northern Colorado. Steven Montez still needs to grow into his body and his spring game showed me a quarterback not ready to play at Pac 12 level speed quite yet.
Even if Sefo is healthy, there are two huge issues depending on Sefo:
1. Can his body stay healthy another full season since he has no quarterback that looks ready to play at Pac 12 level?
2. Is Sefo good enough to double his 2 Win Pac 12 total in one season in order to get the Buffs to a bowl game?
That last answer regardless has to be YES or else the Buffs are looking at yet another head coaching shake-up. Look, I love Mike MacIntyre. He is a man of staunch FAITH and has helped bring a more positive environment to the football program and been able to run the program better than the previous two staffs and really cared about these young men. BUT... Mike MacIntyre HAS to start getting Wins. It's simple. This isn't youth football where you are just trying to make the team learn basics and improve, the only improvement and overriding factor in college athletics, especially at the FBS level is wins and making bowl games. The Buffs have 1 bowl game and 10 consecutive losing seasons over their last decade of football. That shit doesn't get it done for any Power 5 team, especially a team that has a tradition of wining. Rick George didn't hire Mike MacIntyre but the fact he didn't fire him after a 2-10 campaign and 2-25 Pac 12 record last year shows you that he has a belief that Mike MacIntyre can right the ship and be the answer. But a belief ends quickly if it is proven false repeatedly and after four years as the Buffs head man after 2016, there is one simple measuring stick Rick George will have, did the Buffs make a bowl game?! Even then, that may or may not be enough.
The truth is the Buffs are a better team, but no matter how much a pretty picture is tried to be painted that Sefo hasn't been the problem, the long droughts of inept play or boneheaded mistakes have kept the team from scoring enough to win in the Pac 12. Washington State fans didn't give a shit their defense gave up an exorbitant amount of points because when it came down to it they had the offense to go toe to toe and answer every shot their opponent threw. The Buffs have to have the same in 2016 and that means either improved play by Sefo or another quarterback.
Mike MacIntyre has no option, he must do what it takes to win now because the honeymoon ended the second CU lost to Utah to complete the 2015 season, it's time to shit or get off the pot.