"You just do assignments," Tigers coach Tommy Bowden said. "You're really restricted in there. You can lineup and you can throw."
Bowden said that quarterback Charlie Whitehurst threw more Thursday than he had previously and that he will
be tested further on Friday when the team practices
outside for the first time since Sunday.
"It's better," Whitehurst said. "Every day it gets
better. It'll be ready to go by the game."
While preparing for the Champs Sports Bowl against
Colorado, Bowden said this is when red-shirt freshmen
generally get a little more practice time. However,
it's still not as much as it was in the past.
"They do, but it's not nearly like it used to be," he
said. "When we go full pads, we are going to keep our
young players out and scrimmage some and get some
The problem facing the coaching staff is do they work
with those true freshmen or do they hit the road
"Your practice time is limited in that regard, as far
as how long to keep them out there," Bowden said.
"You'd have a two-hour practice with the guys that are
going to play and then have a two-hour fundamental
practice, but then you really limit yourself as far as
recruiting. You're trying to juggle both. It's not
nearly as much work with the young guys as there used
Bowden also said as of now, there are no position
changes, but added that it could possibly happen after
As far as those that are going to play are concerned,
Bowden said the game plan for the Buffaloes is nearly
done and all in place.
He also said that he knows Colorado's likely new
coach, Dan Hawkins, who is the now the coach at Boise
"He would do a good job," Bowden said. "He's got a
great track record. I'm glad he's not on my schedule
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