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Tuesday Buff Bites - Count the Good Things

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News like yesterday's is always sobering; among other things it helps remind me to count the Good Things in life; like only 18 Days to go.

Colorado_mediumHawkins Wants 'Smart' Approach To Rest Of Camp -

Brian Lockridge called this camp's tempo "way high (because) this is a more experienced team. We know what to expect. We know we can't let last year (3-9) happen again - and that's still in our heads. We've turned things up now."

Colorado_mediumCU Buff Deehan hopes to live up to nomination - Buffzone - TE Ryan Deehan has been nominated to the Mackey Award preseason watch list.  Daniel Graham was CU's most recent winner.

Being named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award was important to Ryan Deehan. Colorado`s junior tight end had it on his list of goals for the 2010 season. "It`s a great honor," Deehan said after Monday`s morning practice. "Hopefully now I can come through and perform."

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Meet The Streak That Chased Down 'B-Lock' - - TraderJesse posted this link that shows Lockridge's kick return against Oke St. from last year.  Seeing that speed makes this write-up all the more impressive.  [Go to 1:05 in the video]

"Yeah, I looked back and said, 'You kidding me?'" Lockridge recalled. "When he saw me bust out, he took the right angle. I'm used to outrunning guys, but I wasn't surprised it was him. "If anybody was going to catch me, it would be him. He's a fast kid and his knowledge of the game . . . well, he's picking it up pretty fast."

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Colorado_mediumYoung Buffs itching for chance - Buffzone - An argument in favor of taking the long-view, Exhibit A: Parker Orms.
"The great things in life take some time. Everybody wants to play and play right now. I think there are some guys who can do that," CU head coach Dan Hawkins said. "But I think the vast majority of guys, if you ask them on the back end they will say, 'Man, I wish I would have redshirted.'

Colorado_mediumSmall in stature, these running backs put up big stats - ESPN - It wouldn't be a Tuesday without ESPN under-valuing CU's talent:

#17. Rodney Stewart, Colorado, 5-6, 170, junior Recruited as a complement to blue-chipper Darrell Scott, Stewart pushed Scott. Now he's transferred and Demetrius Sumler has used all his eligibility, so the position is Stewart's alone. He could significantly improve on his 804 rushing yards of 2009.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' Luke Walters back for rare sixth year - The Denver Post

If there is one quality Luke Walters has plenty of, it's perseverance. This speaks volumes: The Colorado tight end is a sixth-year senior. It's rare for the NCAA to grant players a sixth season of eligibility because of injuries. But Walters has hung in there. Don't look now, but he is even drawing some repetitions with the first team. 
So many of our guys have so much fight in them.  Go Buffs.