Day six of the 2013 Colorado Buffaloes fall camp is in the book!
BuffStampede.com - Notes: Fatigue just a part of camp ($) -BuffStampede notes that the Buffs are facing some missed practices for the receivers but all of the injuries are rather minor.
MacIntyre said the absence of four receivers - Paul Richardson, Devin Ross, Jeffrey Thomas and Keenan Canty - due to minor injuries on Sunday made it difficult, but they tried to make the best of the situation. "We just used the tight ends more, which was good for us, and used the running backs a little bit differently, which helped them develop," MacIntyre said. "But yeah, some of those [receivers] need to get back."
Brooks: Buffs Hope TEs Take To Pistol’s Creativity - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado - B.G. takes a look at the guys who got a lot more reps with some of the receivers sitting. It will be very interesting to see what kind of production we see out of the tight ends this season. We know that MacIntyre wants them involved, but it remains to be seen if there are enough bodies at the position.
In comparing this group with that one, Adams calls his collection of CU tight ends "different . . . I think there’s probably a little more depth in terms of guys you feel comfortable playing than groups I’ve had in the past. We’ve got three or four (older) guys and some young guys who will have taken a jump when we get back on the field. But that’s difficult to know until we get out there."
Football: CU Buffs' QB picture becoming a little clearer - Buffzone - Howell writes about the QB race (which doesn't seem to be much of a race anymore at this point) and the improvement seen in the defense.
"He really was clicking (late in the spring) and had a good spring game and handled himself well in some pressure situations there," Lindgren said. "Then, he took a good leadership role with the whole team over the summer. I think he's definitely got a foot up right now."
After watching film of Saturday's practice, which was CU's first day in full pads, MacIntyre said he was pleased. "I thought our running backs ran hard and aggressive," he said. "The linebackers were filling the holes well and at times our offensive line was combination blocking pretty well. Overall, I was good with the intensity and the physicalness of practice (on Saturday)."
CU Buffs working hard to attract additional fundraising numbers - The Denver Post - While not specifically practice related, I wanted to make sure everyone saw this story from the Post.
"I truly believe that 10 percent of our alumni base can afford a Buff Club membership," he said. "If you graduate with a CU degree, people can afford that. We have 250,000 living alumni. That's 25,000 people. That's (nearly) $25 million before you shake a stick at anything else."