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Tuesday Buff Bites - He Could Play, He Might Play, I Don't Know

Colorado_mediumDoor open for both CU QBs to play | All Things Colorado Sports
Who knows what is going on with the quarterback spot..."he could play, he might play, I don't know" is the current ruling that we have now to go by. How about just saying that we fully support Tyler Hansen as our quarterback going forward like you did with Cody at the beginning of the year. Of course, if Tyler Hansen throws four interceptions in the first half against Kansas, I am sure that we would see another quarterback, coach, but we don't need all of this circus talk going on. Everyone is already laughing at the program for the 1 - 4 start, now we just look dysfunctional:

Dan Hawkins said there will not be a particular package in place for Cody. But … "The thing is, everything is fluid, everything is fluid," Hawkins said. "Tyler’s going to start. It’s Tyler’s show. How that goes, I don’t know. "It’s the same as before (when Cody was the starter). I know (reporters are) trying to get it exact. The way to get it exact is, that’s how it is: It’s Tyler’s show. We’re going with Tyler. But you never know.’’ Dan Hawkins was asked if he likely will enter the game thinking that his son will also play. "If we’re trying to get this down to a legal document here, maybe I should say, ‘He could play, he might play, I don’t know.’’’ However, Dan Hawkins said it is important for the team to have "some continuity" at the quarterback position. "We don’t want (Hansen) to have the hook hanging over his head," Dan Hawkins said.

Colorado_mediumHawkins Press Luncheon Quotes -

On QB Cody Hawkins' New Role "He's great, he's great about it. This is one instance where it's not good to be the coach's son. He made some great plays in the game and he got hit a bunch. Really on that play, it was a combination of things where I expect more of him in that situation, if that's Tyler [Hansen] I probably don't take him out, if it's Bernard [Jackson] I probably won't take him out, but when you're Cody I expect him to make that [play]. He's [Cody] still going to have a role and I think there is a very good chance you could see both of them, they will both be ready to go. Cody knows, he has handled this whole thing great, and so has Tyler for that matter. I think those two guys exemplify selflessness. They have always put the team before themselves."

Colorado_mediumCU-Buffs QB flip-flop: Dan Hawkins says both Tyler Hansen and Cody could play - Boulder Daily Camera
I like this attitude from Tyler Hansen even in the wake of this mess that has been created:

"Right now I'm going into it like I'm going to be the guy," Hansen said today. "I'm looking at it like I'm going to compete my butt off and prepare so that I go into Kansas balling out and doing awesome. Right now it's me, and if I do like that I'll be the guy playing. I want it to be like I'm not sharing any time, but if that is what they want and that's what the team needs, I'll do it."

Colorado_mediumJayhawks keeping it simple as CU awaits - The Longmont Times-Call
The game against Kansas State next week has not been announced for television yet as they are waiting to hear from FCS-C and whether they want to air it or not.

The Big 12 on Monday did not announce the start time and TV plans for CU’s Oct. 24 game at Kansas State. The league is waiting to see if FCS-C wants to air it. FSN, Versus and ABC are set to air other Big 12 games.

Colorado_mediumKeenan Stevens wins center job | The Buffzone Blog
In some surprising news, Keenan Stevens has been named the permanent starter at center, replacing Mike Iltis who has been injured the past two weeks:

One piece of overlooked news at today’s newsconference with Dan Hawkins was the coach saying Keenan Stevens has earned the starting center job while filling in for Mike Iltis the past two weeks.

Colorado_mediumKansas vs. Colorado Team Analysis - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas vs. Colorado team analysis from our fellow SBNation blog, Rock Chalk Talk.

more links are after the jump...

Colorado_mediumBrooks: KU Dials It Back On 'D' -

The most recent Big 12 Conference coach to snuggle up to the KISS theory (Keep It Simple, Stupid) on defense is Kansas' Mark Mangino, who on Saturday watched Iowa State roll up 512 yards of total offense against his Jayhawks.

Colorado_mediumRoesler: Colorado home advantage to test Kansas |

Colorado’s offense, which has struggled all year, has the opportunity to gain confidence against a Kansas defense that showed some uninspired play against Iowa State. If Kansas can stop Colorado early, take the fans out of the game and force the Buffaloes to rely on their passing attack, the Jayhawks will have a good chance to win.

Colorado_mediumKansas-Colorado Preview - Oct. 13, 2009 - NCAA Football -

While quarterback Todd Reesing and a talented pair of receivers continue to break school records, Kansas keeps winning.