MacIntyre is all about attention to details

One can definitely say that Colorado Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre is all about attention to detail. Since the first day of fall camp, MacIntyre and his coaching staff has looked at every minute detail surrounding and preparing their football team for the upcoming 2013 season.

One can definitely say that Colorado Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre is all about attention to detail.

Since the first day of fall camp, MacIntyre and his coaching staff has looked at every minute detail surrounding and preparing their football team for the upcoming 2013 season.

From going over different situations in the games, to making sure that the team has seen every possible scenario during practice so it won't be a shock to them come came time.

"I want them (the players) to get to the point that they think like I would think in certain situations during a game," MacIntyre said in an earlier interview. "When we get to that point we will be pretty good, of course that's going to take a lot of repetitions and a lot of practice."

Colorado completed it's 11th practice of fall camp on Wednesday evening, according to MacIntyre he and his staff continue to focus on situations that their team will face during a game.

"Today we worked on every kind of situation you could find yourself in at the end of a game," MacIntyre said. "Such as no time left, so much time left on the clock etc."

Putting his team through a lot of different scenarios will only benefit them in the future.

"We do this for the coaches and for the players, we want the players to know what to do," MacIntyre said. "This will help cutdown on a lot of the anxiety during a game, while there will still be some."

SPECIAL TEAMS FOCUS

Not a lot of College teams across the nation has a full time Special Teams Coordinator.

Enters Buffs Toby Neinas.

Coach Neinas spends all of his practice time with his kickers, punters and deep snappers while the rest of the team is practicing.

"A lot of teams don't have just a special teams coordinator, especially at the college level," Neinas said in an earlier interview. "It's definitely an unique situation here."

MacIntyre pointed out that he and his staff are spending a lot of time on special teams and even recently gave his philosophy when it comes to which players to use on special team units.

"We spend a lot of time on special teams," MacIntyre said. "I will definitely consider playing our starters on special teams. I might not play them on all four teams due to wearing them out, but yes some of our starters on offense and defense will see some special team action. We will play the best players."

TEAM CONDITIONING

MacIntyre is pleased overall on the physical shape of his team. He did point out that this was only year one in the off-season program and he expects as his team goes through more training under the direction of Dave Foreman, the better off the Buffs will be when it comes to injuries etc.

"We have had no serious injuries so far this camp," MacIntyre said. "We have had only one hamstring injury. It's proof of how our strength program is doing. At San Jose State in year three, we didn't have any injuries to speak of during fall camp. A great strength program really does a good job on cutting down and preventing injuries.

SPEAKING OF INJURIES

Tight end Kyle Slavin broke a bone in his hand, he underwent surgery and is expected back possibly before the season opener against Colorado State.

"He hurt is hand and it swollen up pretty fast," MacIntyre said. "They took him in and looked at it and determined he broke one of the bones in his hand.They are saying that he could be back in 10-15 days.

SUPER FRESHMAN STANDING OUT

True freshman defensive lineman Jimmie Gilbert is having a solid fall camp so far.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound athlete from College Station Texas drew praised from his head coach.

"He is a very good athlete," MacIntyre said. "He is long and explosive. He also is a very bright player. I think he will be able to help us this fall if he stays healthy."


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