Richardson ready to make a difference

Having junior wide receiver Paul Richardson back and healthy is a major key for the Buffs this fall. Richardson represented CU last week at Pac 12 Media Day, it's easy to see that he is excited and ready for fall camp to get underway next Tuesday August 6th.

How good is the Colorado offense going to be this fall.

After a dismal one win season last fall, led to a coaching change and the arrival of Coach Mike MacIntyre.

MacIntyre has proven that he can turn dismal football records around, he recently turned San Jose State in a 10 win regular season winner.

MacIntyre hasn't been shy about how he feels about one of the Buffs offensive players, he feels that junior wideout Paul Richardson is one of the best weapons his team has on the offensive side of the ball.

"He is definitely has big time playmaking abilities," MacIntyre said in an earlier interview. "Having him healthy and having him this fall is definitely going to make us a better offensive team."

Richardson, who missed last season with a knee injury, represented the Buffs at last week's Pac 12 Media Days.

"I'm going to be 100 percent healthy when we open up against Colorado State," Richardson said. "I have been working extremely hard to get back and to be the best I can be."

Some Buff fans may ask themselves how big a difference would Richardson have made last fall, while there may not be an answer to that questions, it's definitely evident that he will make a big difference in this year's squad.

"Paul has been looking great this summer," Quarterback Connor Wood said in an earlier interview. "You can tell he is hungry, he is excited about being back and I'm extremely excited to have him to throw to this fall."

Richardson wants to prove to naysayers that Colorado is a better team than a lot of people give them credit for being. When asked about the Buff's dead last pick in the Pac 12 Media poll last week, the talented wideout was quick to answer.

"I'm glad they picked us last," Richardson said. "It will definitely be motivation for our team and our guys going into the season. Our players know we are better than that and it will help give us a chip on our shoulders. A point to prove."

MacIntyre definitely feels that Richardson has an opportunity to be a big time threat for the Buffs this fall.

"He definitely helps us stretch the field," MacIntyre said. "He has great talent, good speed and he is a difference maker for us."

All Buff fans hope that Richardson will be a difference maker, helping this team to many more wins that last fall.

"I'm ready to go," Richardson said. "I can't wait to get the season started. I wish we could play right now."

Richardson is also excited about the energy that the new coaching staff has brought to Boulder.

"It's a big difference," Richardson said. "These coaches are very positive about everything, you can tell that they care about us on and off the field."

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