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Thursday Buff-Bites

Today's links are pretty straightforward: three up, three down.

Colorado_medium CU using its "summer school" to polish passing game - The Denver Post - I like the sound of this, especially coming from the guy who's supposedly taking most of the snaps during voluntary workouts.

Hansen on Clemons: "He's big, he's fast, he's got great hands and he's got an attitude to him. He's got a swagger." College Football - Preseason Top 120 Countdown: No. 50 Colorado - I know Bob already posted this, but actual analysis is hard to come by, so here it is again.

Offensive Scheme: Coordinator Eric Kiesau is heading into his second season in that role. He's a former receivers coach, but the Buffs' passing attack has been lacking. The base set is a three-receiver package with a tight end, which is supposed to open up some running lanes.

Defensive Scheme: The Buffs' base set is a 4-3, but they used a lot of nickel last season, going to a 3-3-5. Expect a lot of nickel this season, too, considering how much talent resides in the secondary.

Colorado_mediumKeeping The Edge: How The Big 12′s Edge Mismatch Will Dictate The Season - Barking Carnival

Marquez Herrod is a jumbo DE (6-3 280) with solid athletic ability. He will never be an elite pass rusher, but his strength and base make him a handful for OTs and he can get to the QB if you let him work long enough. This is a big boy and the NFL covets guys that can line up outside or inside the tackle as a 3-4 DE. If CU makes a bowl, Herrod will be a big reason why.

Colorado_mediumBlurb Wrap-Up - Buffzone - Minor Budget Cuts; the National Championship Celebration at the UGA game; and new video boards, ribbon boards, and backboards at Coors Events Center.

Athletic director Mike Bohn said the department operated on about $47 million last year and will likely drop below that number slightly for the coming school year

Colorado_mediumFormer CU Buff Westbrook aims to motivate kids - Buffzone - Michael Westbrook ran a receivers camp at CU last week, sweet!

Colorado_mediumAddition of baseball at University of Colorado would mean benefits to University of Northern Colorado | Greeley Tribune

If nothing else, UNC is excited about CU adding baseball as a D-I sport.