Day one of the 2013 Colorado Buffaloes fall camp is in the books and thoughts, photos, and videos are starting to trickle in. I most likely won't be able to get to any of the practices outside of media day this Saturday, but I will try and do these roundups as often as I can. If any of you are going to camp and want to share your impressions please don't hesitate to shoot me an email.
Rain Couldn't Dampen First Practice Session - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado - CUBuffs says that there was an energy and excitement in the air as normally expected for the first practice of camp, but this year seems to have taken that enthusiasm to a new level.
The 2013 CU fall camp finally got underway with a nearly three-hour session, which head coach Mike MacIntyre termed enjoyable for all.
“You got to have fun out here, and I think they had fun even after a hard practice,” MacIntyre said. “I thought the overall group was moving well and organized well and did a good job.” The players also demonstrated a high level of excitement on the first day back.
BuffStampede.com - Notes: Summer progress shows as camp opens ($)- BuffStampede talks about the work that took place during the summer to get the Buffs ready for camp. **Note - If you don't yet have a subscription to BuffStampede, now is the time to sign up. The practice reports are fantastic.
"We were improved from the last day of spring so I told them at the end there I thought their hard work this summer showed," said MacIntyre following the first practice of camp. "We had a period there where we got more reps done than we have ever gotten done, even more than at the end spring ball. For us to get as many repetitions as we got without as many miscues, I thought it was good."
CU Buffs open practice, will adhere to regulations limiting contact - The Denver Post - Henderson talks about the contact that took place in the first practice and how much to expect moving forward. What does everyone think about Coach Mac's "thud" policy?
"All of our coaches in our conference — and we all talked long and hard about this — do a good job of taking care of their kids," MacIntyre said. "They understand you have to work them but can't hit too much. It's not too much different from what I did in the past."
MacIntyre said in lieu of full contact, the Buffaloes will "thud" — which is making contact without taking a player to the ground.
"We're trying to make sure we stay ahead of the curve and do what we're supposed to and show we're protecting the kids," MacIntyre said. "And that we, as coaches, know what we're doing."