Days one and two of the 2014 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, 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.
"I tell you, I think the offensive line our first day in pads, I just like the way they kept their bounce going the whole practice," he added. "They were excited about things when we scored touchdowns, they were energetic about it. That shows me they are in good shape. If they are just trying to get through practice, you don't make plays at the end of the game so I was excited to see that. I noticed it the other day but I was waiting to see them get pads on. They were able to do it."
Coach Mike MacIntyre, who is helping coach the cornerbacks this season, said who plays where could change depending on the opponent. For instance, MacIntyre said Awuzie could start ahead of both Crawley and Witherspoon in some situations. "There is a possibility," MacIntyre said. "When you play different personnel groups, different guys have different strengths. If we were playing a heavy run team and we need a heavy support corner, he'd be a good one. If we're playing a team that is always a spread team, then he would be at nickel."
After focusing primarily on individual drills during the first two practices, Colorado mixed in more team drills Monday that resulted in a more physically demanding session. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre was pleased with the way his players "pushed through it." Players wore shoulder pads so there was some hitting above the waist. The first practice in full pads is Thursday.
"I came in with the thought I’d have a chance to play for sure just from talking with the coaches in the recruiting process," Adkins said. "My first play, first carry (at Oregon State), I just went out and ran the ball and it was kind of crazy, like a shock. After that it just felt like football again. Everything slowed down once I started getting the concepts down and started to pick up my backers and read my linemen. Everything slowed down. But first off, it was fast – kind of a blur really."
Sefo was mic'd during this mornings practice.
Irwin agreed to make smart decisions and do his best to stay healthy over the next month in preparation for the season and Bernardi agreed to help Irwin catch up in whatever areas he might be behind other teammates after missing all but seven practices because of injuries since head coach Mike MacIntyre was hired.