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Tuesday Buff Bites: Colorado Will TRY to Work Darrell Scott Into the Mix

Colorado_mediumCU’s Scott anxious for more carries : All Things Colorado Sports Colorado
Supposedly there is another article coming out in tomorrow's Denver Post that portrays Darrell Scott's frustration with the offense last week. Here is a first taste:

"I was warm. I was hyped. I was ready," Scott said. Apparently, Scott and running backs coach Darian Hagan talked over things the next day. "After meetings (Monday) it was like, ‘We’re going to try to work you in,’’’ Scott said. "That kind of reassured me on everything. We’ll see on Friday. "(Getting carries) is what I was recruited for. We’ll see."

We are going to "try" to work you in? There is no try, only do! I absolutely feel for the kid.

Colorado_medium104.3 The Fan - Scott Hastings and Alfred Williams Talk Colorado Buffaloes Football
I guess this is the nice version but Alfred Williams was none too happy with the Buffaloes performance before this interview with Dave Lapham of FSN. Scott Hastings makes fun of Hawkins' comment about Darrell Scott being nicked so he couldn't get rushing attempts but still was able to return kickoffs.

Colorado_mediumDan Hawkins: Cody must perform to keep job : All Things Colorado Sports Colorado
I'm confused. So Tyler Hansen's redshirt will come off if Cody Hawkins gets hurt or doesn't perform up to par? Who knows what the plan is but if this is the case, you have to wonder where the "underperforming" line is:

At his weekly media luncheon today, Colorado coach Dan Hawkins said it is not set in stone that junior Cody Hawkins will be the starting quarterback for the entire season — even if his son stays healthy. The coach said that players must perform to earn and keep their spots, quarterbacks included. Although the plan is for sophomore Tyler Hansen to sit out the season as a redshirt, things could change. "(Hansen’s redshirt) could all go out the window, in a variety of ways," Dan Hawkins said. "If Cody just ends up not getting it done … there’s a lot of situations (that could change things). "You’ve got to play well. You’ve got to play well at the spot. But there is never a set of rules that govern that. That’s always a judgment call.’’ UT/Colorado Game Notes
From the Toledo site. Remember Toledo has beat a BCS team each of the last three years and the last two Big 12 teams who played in the Glass Bowl left with losses. The Buffs will try to avoid being the third:

This will be the third Big 12 opponent to come to the Glass Bowl in the last four years. Toledo is 2-0 in the two previous contests with a 37-31 2OT win over Kansas in 2006 and a 36-35 victory over Iowa State in 2007. Toledo has also defeated a BCS opponent in each of the last three years, and will be gunning for a fourth straight year with a win over a BCS team Friday night. Toledo comes into the game 0-1, but had a strong offensive showing at Purdue in a 52-31 loss. Senior QB Aaron Opelt completed 41 of 67 passes for 423 yards and three touchdowns. He leads the nation in passing yards and pass attempts. Senior wide receiver Stephen Williams collected 15 catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the game, while true freshman receiver Eric Page added 12 receptions for 128 yards and one touchdown. Senior wide receiver Robin Bailey also added 6 receptions for the Rockets.

Colorado_mediumHawk: Early Emotion Was There vs. CSU -
Here is a few status updates on some players:

McKnight should be able to play Friday night at Toledo (7 p.m. MDT, ESPN) and center Mike Iltis (sprained ankle) also is expected to play. The status of safety Patrick Mahnke (sprained ankle) isn't known yet . . . . Dan Hawkins said he hopes to get increased contributions from receivers Andre Simmons and Anthony Wright as the weeks progress.

Colorado_mediumCU foe Rockets look to the air : All Things Colorado Sports Colorado
Toledo senior quarterback Aaron Opelt was named offensive player of the week for the Mid-American Conference’s West Division after throwing for 423 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in a 52-31 loss at Purdue. Rockets coach Tim Beckman told the Toledo Blade: "(Opelt) might throw it a hundred (times) if we have to (against Colorado). Whatever it takes to win."

More Buff Bites after the jump...

Colorado_mediumHawkins Press Conference Quotes -
University of Colorado head football coach Dan Hawkins held his weekly press luncheon Tuesday at the Dal Ward Athletic Center. He recapped last week's game against Colorado State and previewed Friday's showdown against the Toledo Rockets.

Colorado_mediumOTC: MU’s Gabbert Amazes / Snyder’s KSU Not So Much | KC
The University of Colorado is getting ridiculed all over the nation:

"For people who were looking or hoping for Colorado to be the dark horse, well, that’s fine. The Colorado offensive line play was terrible!" Steven St. John, in a not-so-subtle message to KK and Clink, who both picked the Buffs to win the North, 810 AM GH: It appears the North can be divided into the haves and have nots. CU, ISU and KSU look to be hapless. Of these three, the Cyclones may be the only one who ekes out a conference win. The Colorado/K-State game could end in a scoreless tie.

Colorado_mediumBig 12 power rankings - College Football Nation - ESPN
Tim Griffin is letting the Buffs have it this week and rightfully so;

12. Colorado: So much for much "Hawk Love" with this team. The Buffaloes were humiliated in their own stadium as Colorado State jumped on them early and dictated the tempo from the opening snap. They were gashed for too many big plays and couldn’t run the ball when they needed to. And that debacle is followed by a tough road trip to Toledo to play on a short work week.

Colorado_mediumCU players not about to push panic button - The Denver Post

Colorado_mediumBuffs Rippy, Stewart will head home for Toledo game - Boulder Daily Camera