Second straight practice for the Buffs

Colorado has an extra week to prepare for its Pac 12 opener against Oregon State on September 28th. During that week the Buffs will work on several things, including competing each day to get better and looking at ways to improve their game.

Colorado has an extra week to prepare for its Pac 12 opener against Oregon State on September 28th.

During that week the Buffs will work on several things, including competing each day to get better and looking at ways to improve their game.

While there have been several positives about the Buffs first two games, one area of concern is CU's running game, their lack of production of big numbers or explosive plays.

The Buffs concluded their second straight practice here Tuesday morning, enjoying a two hour practice that featured a sunny scene.

"I thought we had a good practice this morning," MacIntyre said. "We are continuing to compete against each other, work on fundamentals and find ways to improve our play."

MacIntyre admitted that there are several reasons that the Buffs running attack hasn't been as effective as he and his coaches would like.

"It's a combination of things," MacIntyre said. "Everyone plays a part in this, our offensive line could block better, sustain their blocks longer. To be a great running back you have to make people miss, the one thing we are missing is the explosive plays. If we made a couple of guys miss, we could have a 50 yard running instead of a six yard run and no one would be talking about the running game. We all have to do a better job and we are working on it on a daily basis."

Junior running back Tony Jones agrees with his head coach on how hard the offense is working to improve.

"We work at it each day," Jones said. "We have some good backs and our running game will improve."

WILL Fresno State GAME BE MADE UP

"Our athletic department is working non stop on figuring out an opponent for October 19th," MacIntyre said. "Another home game is very important to our program."

RICK GEORGE TALKS ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF GAME 12

"Trying to work on that 12th game, it's important to our team, we want to start with Fresno State, to get them back here, if we can't we will look at other options to fill the game. It's paramount for us to do it, our team deserves it. It's important for us to get that 12th game, we will exhaust every possibility to make sure that we have a 12th game here in Boulder for our team." This during a recent segment with the PAC 12 Network.


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