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Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' QB Hansen: 'Bring it on' - Boulder Daily Camera
Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau doesn't plan on changing much with Tyler Hansen in the saddle now. I think that is a little bit of posturing. Sure, they won't go back to the spread offense but I think you will see more pulling guards on the boot pass, get Hansen outside the pocket and force the defense to actually have to account for the quarterback.

Hansen's mobility will undoubtedly bring another dimension to the Colorado offense, but it won't be by design. Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau said he foresees no changes at all being made to the offense in light of the change at quarterback. He doesn't plan to add wrinkles to take advantage of Hansen's running ability. "With Tyler, I'm not really going to try to reduce things or change things because he doesn't have as much experience as Cody," Kiesau said. "I'm going to push him as if he were Cody and just expect him to know and do what we do at a very high level. I think he will be fine. He is ready. He has a different look to him."

Colorado_mediumNew CU quarterback Hansen learned of opportunity in midweek - The Denver Post
Coach Kiesau knows that only gaining 127 yards of offense wasn't going to cut it. A lack of production was the main reason for the change in quarterbacks:

"Cody had chances. I'm not blaming him, by any means," CU offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau said. "I still stand by the guy. I love him like my own son; I truly mean that. But we've got to produce. And right now, Tyler stepped in and he will be our starting quarterback, and we'll take it from there."

Colorado_mediumMangino: CU QB switch presents challenge | All Things Colorado Sports

Speaking Monday morning on the Big 12 football coaches’ teleconference with the media, Mark Mangino of Kansas said Colorado’s permanent change at quarterback from Cody Hawkins to Tyler Hansen presents "a small challenge" for his defense as it prepares for Saturday’s 5 p.m. game in Boulder. - The Omaha World-Herald: Sports - Big 12: OU's Stoops, Tigers' Pinkel join Suh's fan club

The CU sports information office said Hawkins' administrative assistant "didn't remind him, and he made a dentist appointment.'' After four years, you'd think that the coach might remember the Monday teleconference himself. Or maybe time in the dentist's chair right now is preferable to answering questions.

Colorado_mediumNo. 17 Jayhawks Travel To Colorado
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