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Buffs Continue To Compete As Game Week Draws Closer

 

BOULDER – With game week rapidly approaching, competition among the University of Colorado football team will not slow down.

Tuesday’s practice featured significant situational live scrimmaging as coaches evaluated different players at different positions. Being contested is who will start in the season opener against Colorado State on Friday, Aug. 29, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (7 p.m., Fox Sports 1).

“You always want competition,” coach Mike MacIntyre told reporters after the morning scrum. “I do think we are getting that, which makes your team deeper.”

MacIntyre pointed to the recent injury of senior safety Jered Bell as an example of the importance of developing depth and making sure every player is getting sufficient practice time. Because of those extra reps backups have received in camp thus far he is confident they will be ready to play when called upon.

As the opener nears, the coaching staff will have to narrow in on its two-deep depth chart, but MacIntyre is more concerned with keeping the level of competition high than anything approaching permanency for his starting 22...more

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