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Saturday Highlight Reel & Buff Bites - Every Day Should Be Saturday

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Today's Highlight Reel fits with the team's theme for this year: honoring the 1990 National Championship team.  Which, of course, can't start until you honor the 1989 Sal team.  21 Days Left.

Colorado_mediumHawkins Puts Wrap On Frist Scrimmage - CUBuffs.com

CU coach Dan Hawkins was upbeat about Thursday's scrimmage, which dominated the post-practice questions from the media. "On both sides, you can say it was OK, but there are two or three plays that need to be eliminated."

Colorado_mediumBig Men on Campus - The Longmont Times-Call

No matter what they do on the field for the University of Colorado, Cordary Allen and J.T. Torres will stand out. The two true freshmen are among eight tailbacks on the CU roster. They are also the biggest of the eight — by far — and because of their size, one or both of them could have an impact this fall.

There's plenty more where that came from, after the jump...

Colorado_mediumSwitch to Ambrose smooth for CU - Buffzone

Ashley Ambrose is one of the few players who followed Rice`s path less taken to professional football...Ambrose didn`t just meet Rice in Itta Benna, Miss [at Mississippi Valley State]. The two matched up on the gridiron twice a year in the old NFC West when Ambrose was playing for the Atlanta Falcons and Rice was still on the San Francisco 49ers.

Colorado_mediumMajor Comeback - The Longmont Times-Call

Tearing his ACL as a true freshman in 2008 wasn’t exactly what Jon Major pictured for his first season with the University of Colorado football team. In hindsight, that injury may help him become an elite linebacker.

Colorado_mediumQuick Study - The Longmont Times-Call

Since the 2009 season came to a close, University of Colorado running back Rodney Stewart has watched a lot of film. "Yeah, like every day," he said. "I watched a lot film, and I saw what I was doing wrong. I came across a lot of things that I’ve been working on at practice every day."

Colorado_mediumCU true freshman walk-on Justin Gorman making the switch back to quarterback - The Longmont Times-Call

"When I came in, I was kind of recruited as an athlete," said Gorman, who starred at Manheim (Pa.) Central High School last season. "They kind of told me to look at receiver first, maybe some wildcat quarterback, kick return and stuff like that. I guess now we’re going to try to settle into the quarterback spot and see how that goes.

"I just love his competitive spirit and his heart," Hawkins said. "He kind of reminds me of (senior receiver) Scotty McKnight in terms of that kind of thing. You just see how much football means to him.

A 6-foot 200-lb Scotty?  And he's a freshman?

Go Buffs.