Day seven of the 2013 Colorado Buffaloes fall camp is in the book and this one was the first two-a-day!
BuffStampede.com - Orms nearing the end of the road ($) - BuffStampede has a piece on Parker Orms and his preparation for his senior season.
When healthy, Orms is unquestionably one of CU's top defensive players. He might be most naturally suited for the nickel back role, which he has practiced at some this preseason, but it is at the safety spot he feels he will be most valuable to the team this fall. "I'll be able to play more in the middle of the field and I can help direct players on both sides," Orms said.
"We are all learning a new defense but from my experience I have learned if they are going to run this play or that play based on how they line up in certain formations. I definitely want to be a leader for not only the secondary, but the whole defense this year."
MacIntyre Says Buffs 'Spirited' In First Two-A-Day - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado - CUBuffs.com has a look at the first two-a-day practice of camp and an overview of the linebackers.
"Today was a good practice. Defensively, we came out there and today was our first compete day. We competed really well," senior defensive end Chidera Uzo-Diribe said. "We beat the offense 3-1, so it was a really good day for us."
The afternoon practice placed emphasis on special teams, with the remaining practice time spent on additional 11-on-11 work in shells. "We came out this morning and we were spirited and got after it. This afternoon, a majority of practice was spent on special teams. I thought that went really well," coach Mike MacIntyre said .
"We had a team period where in twelve minutes we got twenty-eight plays run, which is pretty good."
With speed, experience and his teammates’ trust pushing him, Vigo believes he’s primed to make his fifth season at CU his best. Not to add any pressure, but Baer’s linebacking corps needs Vigo at his very best, not to mention his fastest.
The Buffs were badly outrun, out-schemed and out-scored last season, allowing an avalanche of yards (489 a game) and points (46) en route to a 1-11 finish. Not much more motivation than that should be needed for 2013, but Vigo has found some anyway; he was elected one of CU’s six captains and the position’s responsibility has both refocused and humbled him.
CU Buffs look good at QB with Connor Wood, freshman Sefo Liufau - The Denver Post - Henderson has some good quotes on the quarterbacks, specifically Sefo's progress and a couple of injury updates.
Sefo Liufau, one of the prizes of coach Mike MacIntyre's first recruiting class, has been impressive through the first week of fall camp. Liufau is rotating snaps with sophomores Jordan Gehrke and Stevie Joe Dorman, but Liufau isn't playing like a true freshman.
"He's as impressive as any freshman I've ever coached," offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren said. "I'm thrilled. He's going to be a stud."
Colorado offensive linemen Daniel Munyer (fractured tibia) and Jeromy Irwin (foot) have yet to practice and Irwin may red-shirt. He was expected to challenge for the left guard job and can also play tackle. He is out indefinitely and coach Mike MacIntyre said they’ll likely make a decision on his future during the open date Sept. 21.
Colorado offensive tackle Stephane Nembot missed Monday’s two-a-days with a headache and backup tailback Josh Ford sprained his ankle Sunday. Nembot, set to start at right tackle, is the least serious.
Football: Several young CU Buffs making early impression - Buffzone - Buffzone has some notes on who's making an early impact and some changes coming for the quarterbacks.
Defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat also praised Gilbert early in camp. McCartney is the grandson of former CU coach Bill McCartney. MacIntyre also said defensive back Chidobe Awuzie and linebacker Addison Gillam have been impressive early.
Buffs' Mike MacIntyre and his staff did evaluations of all players after the first week, including the four quarterbacks. He said the staff is pleased with how all four of the quarterbacks have done, but that going forward they will mix things up a bit for the passers.
"We're going to move them around a little bit and go with different teams some and see how they do with different receivers, different quarterbacks, different lines and do that a little bit," he said.