Buffs return to practice field Monday

Returning to the practice field Monday morning gave the Buffs their first opportunity to practice since last weeks flood hit the Boulder area. Go "Inside" today's practice report and see what the Buffs have been up to the last few days.

While the sun came out Monday morning on the Boulder campus, things are still far from normal after last weeks flooding.

Students were on campus, the Colorado football team returned to the practice field after not practicing for the last four days.

Over 41 buildings on the CU campus was damaged, visitors to the campus Monday could see the signs of last week's flooding, including the roar of the normally quiet creek that runs through campus.

According to Coach Mike MacIntyre it was good to get back on the practice field, his team will basically have three weeks between their last game against Central Arkansas and their next game at Oregon State on September 28th.

"It was good today to get back on the field," MacIntyre told BuffPlayBook.com. "We are going to treat this week a little like fall camp, we are going to really work hard to compete in everything we do."

When asked what effect this time off will have on his team, MacIntyre gave a very honest answer.

"I'm really not sure," MacIntyre said. "I have never had to face a situation quite like this. We will treat it a little like having time off before a bowl game. You have to get in some hard work, but you have to be careful that the players have their legs for our next game."

Junior quarterback Connor Wood also agreed that it was great getting back on the football practice field.

"The last few days have been crazy," Wood said. "We looked very sharp out there today, I thought we had a great practice offensively."

With their game with Fresno State being postponed due to the flooding in Boulder, the players and coaching staff didn't take Saturday off.

According to Coach MacIntyre, the team and his coaches gave back to the community.

"We served food to over 800 families that were displaced from their homes," MacIntyre said. "It was a honor to be able to give back something to the community that does so much for our school on a daily basis."

Wood said that giving back to the Boulder community really was special to the football team.

"We had eight of our teammates that had flooding issues at their homes, we understood the hurt that our community was going through." Wood said. "It was neat for us to be able to serve the people that are always there for us, our fans and our neighbors."

It's uncertain whether the Fresno State game will be rescheduled, the Buffs next open date is October 19th, the Bulldogs have a game that date scheduled with UNLV. If that game is unable to be made up, it's expected that CU Athletic officials will attempt to find an opponent for that open date.

It was also announced Monday by the PAC 12 that the Buffs road game at Oregon State on September 28th will be played at Noon PT and will be a part of the PAC 12 Network slate of games.


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