Here in Boulder, the QB controversy comes from not having totally, officially, technically, named our starter (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). Down the road in Ft. Collins, the QB controversy comes from which guy they actually picked. 17 Days left, freshman.
Theory No. 1: There is no genuine quarterback competition occurring in fall camp with the Colorado Buffaloes. Theory No. 2: If a competition for the starting job is actually happening between Tyler Hansen and Cody Hawkins, coaches are taking an unusual approach in comparing the two against each other. Both theories are based on one basic fact established through the first 18 practices: Hansen has received the vast majority of snaps with the first-team offense.
Opponent Watch: CSU - Rams to start frosh QB Thomas in season opener against CU Buffs - Brush News-Tribune
Freshman Pete Thomas will be the opening day starting quarterback for Colorado State...Thomas will become just the second freshman to ever start the season opener for Colorado State, joining Bob Hainlen, who led Colorado A&M to a 33-0 home triumph over Northern Colorado on Sept. 29, 1945.
Is Speedy Banged up? "His alarm clock's banged up..." - CUBuffs.com - This quote's been picked up everywhere, but this is the best rendition of it. As intense as everyone says camp has been, you want people to be having some fun, too.
Junior tailback Rodney "Speedy" Stewart spent Tuesday morning's practice on wheelbarrow duty - normally a rehabilitative chore, but on occasion a punitive one as well. Asked if Stewart was "banged up," Hawkins answered, "His alarm clock's banged up . . . we have taken the scholarship away from his alarm clock and sent his alarm clock home." Being tardy for Tuesday morning's meetings was one of Stewart's few - maybe the only - camp miscues. He's been practicing well, Hawkins said: "He's been good . . . very explosive."
Did you know we have awesome receivers? That and more, after the jump.
Robert Prince has some serious problems on his hands, but they are the kind of problems most of his peers around the country would love to have and the sort a wide receivers coach in Boulder hasn`t had in years. Prince has to find playing time for a solid group of receivers that could be seven or eight deep in terms of players he believes could be productive in a game. The Buffs were already stronger at the position heading into the 2010 season than they had been in years, but the additions of Travon Patterson and Paul Richardson earlier this month made it a truly deep pool of talent.
"He’ll be in the mix," head coach Dan Hawkins said. "He’s very crafty. He’s a lot faster than people think, and he’s very quick-footed and a smart guy. He’s a guy that can turn a 4-yard hitch into an 8-yard play because he’s going to turn and get up the field. He’s tough, too. You put all that stuff together, and he will definitely have a role."
Buffs Won't Go To Denver Wearing Generic Helmets - CUBuffs.com - Some insight into the Buff-less practice helmets.
Fall camp continues with the Colorado Buffaloes sporting generic gold helmets. But coach Dan Hawkins said Tuesday that by the end of camp, deserving players will be wearing helmets featuring traditional CU logos.
...Hawkins indicated a preference for staying with helmets that don't have logos for practice: "We didn't have them on our helmets at Boise (State) until we got to the games . . . part of me kind of likes that practice look (no logos) anyway."
It's not just that Stewart is CU's only proven tailback commodity. He has proven he can be special. "He can be a guy who can leave a lot of records here," Hagan said. "He can be a guy who goes to the National Football League. It all depends on him. It depends if he takes that next step."