Coming around

Junior running back Brian Lockridge was expected to make an impact on the Colorado offense this season and eat into Rodney Stewart's carries. But that hasn't happened so far through the first two weeks of the season. Might that change any time soon? Get inside for more

Brian Lockridge, one of the fastest players on the Colorado roster, hasn't played much so far this season because he's been nursing a few injuries.

Lockridge has just five carries in two games on offense, though he has returned seven kickoffs for an average of 23.4 yards.

Lockridge can be an explosive player with the ball in his hands. If he gets past the first level of the defense, watch out. He can be tough to bring down, mostly because he's often too fast to catch.

"He's been dinged up," running backs coach Darian Hagan said. "You don't want a guy who has some ailments to get in there and get him banged up a lot. That guy is a guy who when he gets the ball, he's going to house it."

This week could be the perfect time to get Lockridge more involved once again if his health cooperates. The Hawaii defense is giving up nearly 250 rushing yards per game.

Hagan said he Rodney Stewart will remain the go-to guy and will receive much of the work, but he is hoping to get both Lockridge and true freshman Justin Torres in the game against the Warriors.

Hagan had this to say about Torres.

"He's doing a good job," Hagan said. "Last week he made a few minor mistakes, but other than that, he is right where we want him to be.

"You will see him in there Saturday. We have some things for him to spell Speedy in both the pass game and the run game."


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