There is a new attitude and energy surrounding the Colorado Football Program.
After just winning one ballgame last season, there is a new Head Football Coach and new coaching staff that has apparently has instilled a different attitude and different work ethic in Boulder.
BuffPlayBook.com will be interviewing a lot of the players expected to contribute to the Colorado Football program this fall, we start this summer series with red-shirt junior running back Tony Jones.
According to the talented and speedy running back things are definitely different at CU this summer and will be different this fall.
"It's a great atmosphere, it's better than it's been since I have been here," Jones said. "We don't have all of the negative stuff we have had in the past. It's definitely a different approach by the new coaching staff."
Jones started in the Buffs first game last fall before going down with an injury to his sternum.
He missed two games before returning where he earned a place back into the rotation.
This spring he emerged as one of the top two running backs on the two deep chart along with sophomore running back Christian Powell.
"Christian and I came out together out of spring ball as the No. 1 running back," Jones said. "He is a bigger back, we compliment each other with our different running styles."
One thing that Jones is excited about is the downhill style running attack the new coaching staff has installed at Colorado.
"It's a downhill physical type of running game," Jones said. "We are definitely going to run the ball."
Another difference Jones and his teammates have gone through since the arrival of the new coaching staff is the demands of the off-season program.
"We are working harder than we have ever worked," Jones said. "We will be in much better shape this season, it should help our team during our season."
One thing for sure, the Buffs are focused on the upcoming fall season, focused on changing last year's record.
"We are thinking about the new season a lot," Jones said. "We are going to take this season one game at a time. We will do what we have to do to beat the team we are playing that week."
Jones has been impressed with new Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre.
"He is a very positive guy," Jones said. "He is more like a father to us, you can tell he cares about us a lot."
The talented running back is excited about being of the team's leaders this fall.
"We want to finish this season on a great note," Jones said. "I love working with my brothers to win games and to get his program turned around. I will do whatever it takes to get it done in the classroom, in the film room and on the field. I can't wait to get this season started."