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Saturday Morning Buff Bites - Andre Simmons Still Not Seeing the Field

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Simmons Still On Hold -
Apparently it isn't just the transcript that is keeping Simmons off the field... Maybe it would be best if we set our expectations low to keep from getting disappointed.

But director of academics Kris Livingston said CU not having the transcript from his junior college is not the issue keeping Simmons sidelined. She could not discuss the matter further, citing Simmons' FERPA rights.

Colorado_mediumThe Buffzone Blog - Rodney Stewart said he is not …
Rodney Stewart says that he wasn't injured during yesterday's scrimmage, he was just suffering some cramp issues.

Colorado_mediumCU football's offense holding back on breaking out - The Denver Post
For the only scrimmage of August drills that will be open to the public, the offense wasn't about to show any trick plays or new formations. Junior quarterback Cody Hawkins called the offense "vanilla." "A lot of our offense is installed, but we maybe ran 5 percent of it," Cody Hawkins said. "We didn't do anything today. We didn't do any of what we've been doing in practice. We have a lot of stuff we didn't want to show anybody else."

Colorado_mediumBuffs feel they have what it takes to win again --
That "10 wins and no excuses" off season comment by University of Colorado coach Dan Hawkins? He said it wasn't a guarantee but an expectation, a holy grail for his talented but untested troops to shoot for.

Colorado_mediumHawkins hands-on with CU wide receivers : Boulder Daily Camera
Sounds like Coach Hawk is getting down and dirty with the receiving core. Let's hope he can squeeze every last bit of production out of that group.

"Kiesau might be more of a disciplinarian at times. Hawk is more of a love 'em up type of guy," junior receiver Scotty McKnight said. "Especially with the young guys coming in and not having a lot of veterans, that's huge. Because these guys come out here for camp and practice 20 days in a row and they're like, 'What's going on?' "Coach Hawkins has been very patient and he's a players' coach and those guys know that going in. He's going to work with you and help you. And if you make a mental mistake he's going to take responsibility and say that's on him." Toney Clemons, a transfer from Michigan, said being coached by Hawkins is a breath of fresh air after what he experienced last season when Rich Rodriguez and his staff took over the program in Ann Arbor. "I was in a situation that wasn't as positive, and the negative can really mess with your psyche," said Clemons, who is practicing but must sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules. "When it's positive, it keeps you focused and lets you bounce back from bad plays because you know you have a coach that's not going to rip you about stuff. He's going to coach you before he cusses you out. You get a lot more confidence from that."

Colorado_mediumCU's Jefferson catching on quickly : Boulder Daily Camera
More solid feedback on Will Jefferson's first few weeks with the Buffs.

"The guy is very smart. He's very intelligent," Kiesau said. "He studies. He takes time. He doesn't go goof around and play Xbox all night. He sits there with the playbook and takes notes."

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Lights, Camera ... Lockridge -
Lockridge the model? This is pretty funny, but I'm sure the NCAA would find a way to make sure he couldn't make any money.

Colorado_mediumBurney's CU blog nixed after only one submission - Big 12 - ESPN
This is a very strange story that I haven't heard discussed anywhere else. Apparently Ben Burney was to write a blog for but it was canceled after his first edition.

His introduction began with a description of him waking early Thursday morning next to a woman in his bed, and graduated to mention his libido as he commented that reporting day for players is actually viewed as the end of fun times and freedom.

Colorado_mediumUtah's quarterback derby takes a surprisingly fresh turn - Dr. Saturday
Matt Hinton gives his take on the Jordan Wynn at Utah announcement.

Colorado_mediumCoaches vote CU soccer third in Big 12 : Boulder Daily Camera
The Colorado women's soccer team was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference by the league's head coaches and two Buffs made the preseason All-Big 12 team on Thursday.

Colorado_mediumColorado tabbed 10th in Big 12 volleyball poll : CU Sports : Boulder Daily Camera
In her first year at Colorado, volleyball coach Liz Kritza will have something to prove as her Buffaloes were picked 10th in the preseason volleyball poll.