Buffs competing for starting positions

A new head football coach means a new beginning for the entire Buffs team. No matter if you were a starter last year, each CU player had to prove himself again to the new staff that they were worthy of a starting role. Junior TE Kyle Slavin turned in a great spring camp and has positioned himself to see a lot of playing time this season.

When a new Head Football Coach is hired it's a new beginning for the program, especially for the current players.

Members of Colorado's Football received an all new coaching staff this spring and the first thing that Mike MacIntyre and his staff embraced was the concept of competing for everything.

Competition is critical, especially when a team is coming off an one win season. The players have to prove to their new coaches that they are ready to be a starter for them this fall.

One Colorado athlete that took advantage of the new beginning at CU this spring is junior tight end Kyle Slavin. After producing a standout performance in the spring, he positioned himself to be in the running for a starting role this fall.

Slavin is quick to point out that the competition is not over and he will have to bring his best to the practice field once Fall Camp begins August 5th.

"This is my third coaching staff," Slavin said. "I have learned a lot from all three coaching staffs, the guys that have been ahead of me such as Nick Acosta have help me play the position."

Slavin has apparently made a good impression with his new position coach Klayton Adams.

"Kyle is a great young man, he is a local product and is such a hard worker," Adams said. "He is the type of guy that shows up early every day for our meetings and our practices, he is usually one of the last to leave. He is a very smart player, which is going to be an asset for him."

BuffPlayBook.com caught up with Slavin after Thursday's Voluntary workouts at the Dal Ward Athletic Facility.

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