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Thursday Buff Bites - Hidden Scrimmage

The closed scrimmage today is supposed to be 'Game-Like.'  I can only assume that means a scout team, dressed in green, loses to the Buffs 100-0.  16 Days Left. 

Colorado_mediumBuffs don't anticipate advantage vs. Rams true freshman QB - Buffzone

Outside lineback B.J. Beatty figures to have the chance to put pressure on Thomas and try to rattle him in the opener. But Beatty isn't counting on his youthful opponent to wilt or falter. That isn't how Beatty prepares for any game or quarterback.

"He's the best quarterback in the nation right now," Beatty said. "That's how I look at it. Every week in and week out you have to think we're playing the best offense every time."

...The Buffs ended their morning practice Wednesday by asking defensive lineman Eugene Goree (310 pounds) and offensive lineman Sione Tau (350) to run deep pass routes and catch a pass from quarterbacks. Goree made his catch.

Colorado_mediumCollege football: Fresno State, Nevada to join the MWC - The Salt Lake Tribune - A small after-shock of conference re-alignment.  The WAC just got... 'irrelevant-er.'

For a minute there, it appeared the Mountain West Conference might be on its death bed. Not anymore.

Hours after news broke that the Brigham Young Cougars were planning to join the Utah Utes in abandoning the league they helped create a decade ago, the Mountain West moved swiftly Wednesday to assure its survival by inviting Fresno State and Nevada to join from the Western Athletic Conference.

Both teams will have to pay entry fees into the Mountain West, just as Boise State will, but Thompson said the league will "work with them" to assure they can manage.

Colorado_mediumBuffaloes junior defensive lineman looking to build off 2009 season - The Longmont Times-Call

At 6-foot-1, 280 pounds, Curtis Cunningham is a big man. He is small by the standards set forth for a defensive tackle in Division I college football, however. "I think we make up for that with the leverage," he said of himself and sophomore Will Pericak. "There's not a lot of 6-foot-7 guys that can get under us, and that plays to our advantage."

Colorado_mediumFour Netters Named ITA Scholar Athletes -

A quartet of University of Colorado student-athletes were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes, announced Tuesday by the governing body of college tennis.

Hey, remember that Mike Leach guy?  They gave him his own talk show! (sort-of).  That and more CU Football, after the jump.

Colorado_mediumCU`s Hirschman adjusts to college level - Boulder Daily Camera

"My knowledge of the offense has increased tenfold since spring," he said. "The first week or so of spring football was a whirlwind. There was a lot going on that I didn`t know about. Now I`m starting to get it and I know the plays for the most part."

Colorado_mediumMike Leach = Must-see TV - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - For now, Mike Leach is a commentator on CBS College Sports, and CBS is willing to give him a long leash: Mike Leach talks new job - ESPN

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Walters Can Lend Stability To Young TE Corps - - More on Walters in his 6th year, and a little on how he might be worked into the offense this year.
Colorado_mediumGivens plans to reclaim role - Buffzone

"Sometimes it's easy to go, 'Well geez, I was the starter last year. How come I'm not the starter this year?'" Hawkins said. "He hasn't done that. He's just come out and competed and that's great."

Givens' best move in the offseason as he went about getting his ducks in a row might have been his choice in roommates. He recently moved in with All-Big 12 left tackle Nate Solder, a likely pick to be a team captain this fall. "I've just been observing what he does and how he does his every-day routines," Givens said. "He's at the top of his game and he's an All-American. Good guy to learn from you know?"

Damn straight it is.  Go Buffs.