What's football on Saturday without Ralphie? 14 Days Left.
Brooks: Buffs On Track, But Need Time To Refine - CUBuffs.com - Brook's articles always seem like 5 pounds in a 10 pound bag, but this one especially so. It covers Thursday's closed scrimmage, and has lots of good info.
CU conducted its second major scrimmage of fall camp on Thursday at Folsom Field. This one featured game conditions, and afterwards coaches were glad the season-opener isn't scheduled for another couple of weeks.
...In summing up Thursday's offensive highlights, Hawkins mentioned few turnovers and penalties, and productivity in "some clutch situations and on the goal line . . . I don't know what our stats were running the ball, but it looked pretty good."
...Junior quarterback Tyler Hansen's critique of the ground game: "I thought it was real good . . . we did some stuff with two tight ends, and it's nice to see that."
CU coach Dan Hawkins said he will be looking for those "intangibles" today during the second scrimmage of August camp. "We’ve got to play a game, just get it going," Hawkins said, referring to the game-like format of this scrimmage. "Last week’s scrimmage was kind of situational. (This time) guys are just going to have to rally.
Fresh Faces: Colorado - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - Profiles of a few new players who are supposed to make an impact for each team. The players Ubben profiled are:
|Colorado||WR - Toney Clemons||DT - Will Pericak||DE - Nick Kasa|
|Iowa St.||RT - Brayden Burress||LB - Jake Knott||WR - Darius Reynolds|
|Kansas||WR - Daymond Patterson||TE - Tim Biere||LB - Steven Johnson|
|K-State||WR - Chris Harper||FB - Braden Wilson||LB - Alex Hrebec|
|Missouri||LB - Zaviar Gooden||WR - TJ Moe||DT - Terrell Resonno|
|Nebraska||DT - Baker Steinkuhler||WR - Brandon Kinnie||S - Austin Cassidy|
|Baylor||S - Prince Kent||RB - Jarred Salubi||WR - Lanear Sampson|
|Oklahoma||CB - Demontre Hurst||LB - Tom Wort||WR - Dejuan Miller|
|Oklahoma St.||WR - Josh Cooper||CB - Brodrick Brown||LT - Nick Martinez|
|Texas||S - Christian Scott||LB - Dustin Earnest||TE - Barrett Matthews|
|Texas A&M||OT - Luke Joeckel||WR - Ryan Swope||OT - Brian Thomas|
|Texas Tech||RB - Harrison Jeffers||C - Justin Keown||LB - Sam Fehoko|
"It was fun. We had a good scrimmage, I think," junior tailback Rodney "Speedy" Stewart said. "It took us a while to get going. But once we got going, we got some good blocks. We got some good carries. "The holes were crazy," Stewart added. "Even against the No. 1 defense, there were some good holes."
Opponent Watch on Kansas and: The WAC is angry, and they're not afraid to show it. After the Jump.The Associated Press: WAC commish calls latest departures 'selfish'
The commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference says the remaining members aren't likely to make it easy on Fresno State and Nevada when the two schools leave for the Mountain West. Karl Benson says the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack are going to have to pay up on a departure fee and possibly stay in the WAC until 2012 because they didn't meet a deadline to get out of the league earlier. And don't expect any favors.
KU shakes up depth chart, names QB - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - Kansas picked their starting QB, a sophomore named Kale Pick. Another young quarterback for the Big 12 grinder, he beat out a redshirt freshman and a juco-transfer.
CU soccer kicks off the 2010 season by hosting Wyoming on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. at Prentup Field. It's also Healthy Kids Day Sunday, with free activities for kids 13 and under beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The numbers aren`t adding up in the Colorado secondary. Could it be defensive coaches plan to play nine or 10 defensive backs on a regular basis, or is it more likely the public praise young players are receiving from coaches is calculated to keep them coming back for more?
Cody Hawkins wants to be the starting quarterback at Colorado again this year, but is willing to watch games from the sidelines if it means the Buffs will win more often.
Spencer Nelson Memories & Tributes - CUBuffs.com - The Athletic Department website is keeping a tribute page for Spencer Nelson. He was a very special guy to a lot of people, and will be sorely missed.