Busch looking forward to life as Rams starting QB

As expected, Colorado State Head Coach Sonny Lubick has named Sophomore D.J. Busch as his starting Quarterback for the season opener against Colorado at Invesco Field.

Busch was obviously pleased with Lubick's decision, and vowed to prove his coach right on my nightly sports talk show.

"The main thing is I've just got to go out there and make sure I just keep the tempo of the offense going and not make mistakes," Busch told us. "That's been my trademark since I came out of high school. I try to go in there and make smart decisions. That's the important thing with this offense. We've got a bunch of great athletes around us that can make plays, so there's not a lot of pressure on the quarterback position right now."

Busch won out over fellow Sophomore Bradlee Van Pelt for the start, although Lubick is still saying that he plans to play both QB's in the CU game. While he won't get specific, Busch says he sees some areas in which to attack the Buffs defense.

"CU has sort of a unique defense," Busch stated. "They do a nice job of game-planning from game to game…bottom line, if we go out there and just play tough, physical football and don't make mistakes, we'll be just fine."

It's been a rough few days in Buff land, but Busch knows the Rams can't change how they prepare for their in-state rivals, nor can they expect a weak CU effort on Saturday.

"We're gonna go in to this game the same as we have the past few years," Busch said. "We don't want to change anything because we've gone in the past few years with a great mindset, going in there and not taking anything for granted. We know they're gonna bring everything they've got at us, especially coming off a tough loss. They can respond one of two ways, either fold early, or trying to turn around their season. That's what we're trying to prepare for, because we think they're gonna come back strong, and we've got to be ready to meet them."


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