Tuesday CU Buff Bites - The Buffaloes Be Practicing!

Photo courtesy of Edward Navarro of BuffStampede.com

WE. HAVE. FOOTBALL. Recapping the Colorado Buffaloes Pre-season Football with news, links, and the August Blitz!

Colorado_medium Brooks: Day 1, Year 2 Smoothes Out A Bit For Buffs - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado - Great recap of practice, day one, from B.G. Brooks.

Colorado_medium Football: CU Buffs' Ray Polk has sense of urgency - Buffzone

Polk also has proven he's willing to leave it all on the field for his teammates. He only recently fully recovered after playing most of last season with a damaged wrist and fractured sternum. "It wasn't fun," Polk said. "I mean, it was still fun being out there with your team, but it was hard. I definitely don't want to do it again, but you just push through it for your team and you know your team is pushing through injuries, too."

Colorado_medium Q&A: Colorado OC Eric Bieniemy - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - Ted Miller sits down with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Colorado_medium BuffStampede.com - Notes: Three-man competition at quarterback ($)

23 scholarshiped true freshmen and seven recruited walk-ons participated in their first practice with the Buffaloes on Monday afternoon. That number (30) exceeds the number (29) of upperclassmen on CU's roster. The Buffs have their second smallest senior class since 1962.

Colorado_mediumColorado's strengths: start with linebacker, offensive line, kickers

LINEBACKERS: In seniors Jon Major and Doug Rippy and junior Derrick Webb, Colorado has experience and savvy in that unit. And perhaps even more important, as a group these guys are more athletic and are quicker afoot than some other CU linebacker corps of recent years. I’m also impressed with the young talent behind the starters, including Brady Daigh, Woodson Greer III, converted safety Kyle Washington and K.T. Tu’umalo. That’s a promising set of sophomores.

Colorado_mediumTHORBURN: CU, CSU must elevate success to make rivalry relevant - Buffzone - The Rocky Mountain Showdown could use another memorable villain to spice up the plot.

Colorado_mediumColorado: 3 position battles to watch - CBSSports.com - With Colorado's training camp in full swing, a number of questions marks remain. Here are three position battles Pac-12 fans will want to monitor.

Colorado_mediumRoster Prediction: QB Jerrod Johnson in, Charlie Batch Out in Projected 53 Man Team - Behind the Steel Curtain - Behind the Steel Curtain doesn't think Toney Clemons will make the 53-man roster. He's had trouble holding onto the ball in camp.

Colorado_mediumDenver Nuggets Blog – Roundball Mining Company " adidas Nations Recap: Day One - Charlie Yao is covering the adidas Nations basketball camp and he was able to get plenty of time with camp counselor, Andre Roberson. Great coverage. You can check out a video interview as well.

Colorado_mediumColorado Basketball Gearing Up For European Trip : The Arena Pulse

The trip to Europe will be extremely beneficial to next season’s success for a few different reasons. The Buffs will be allowed to have ten full team practices before they head off on August 13; as of today they have five left before they leave. During those practices, Boyle will be able to install offensive and defensive sets and it will give the incoming freshmen a chance to adapt to the higher level of play sooner than the majority of freshmen around the country. The trip will also allow the team to create some chemistry and camaraderie before the season starts in late November.

Badgers, adidas unveil uniforms for matchup at Nebraska - UWBadgers.com - The Official Web Site of The Wisconsin Badgers Athletics - Sconi unveiled some new uniforms for a game in the upcoming season. Well, I suppose they're better than Nebraskas...

Go Buffs!

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