Wood developing chemistry with wide outs

Chemistry is important when it comes to college football. The chemistry that a quarterback and his wide receivers have are almost vital. The better the trust, the better the chemistry. Go "Inside" to see what one Buff wide out had to say about CU's success so far.

Chemistry is important when it comes to college football.

The chemistry that a quarterback and his wide receivers have are almost vital. The better the trust, the better the chemistry.

New Colorado starting quarterback Connor Wood has put up two outstanding performances enroute to leading his Buffs to a 2-0 record.

Wood threw for 400 yards in CU's first outing against CSU and 341 yards in game two.

One wide receiver has shown out for the Buffs in the first two games, as junior Paul Richardson has put up back to back 200+ games, but Richardson isn't Wood's only talented target.

BuffPlaybook.com caught up with sophomore Nelson Spruce to get his thoughts on the Buffs success so far throwing and catching the football.

"Connor has really matured a lot," Spruce said. "He has worked extremely hard in the offseason, we could all see how hard he worked, and how he become a leader on this team that everyone looks up to."

Spruce has put up some impressive numbers of his own. The consistent pass catcher has 12 receptions so far this season and 161 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Spruce gives Richardson a lot of credit for the rest of the Buffs wide outs success.

"Paul is having a tremendous season," Spruce said. "Everyone has to know where No. 6 is on the field, that has defenses double covering and doing what they can do to stop him, that helps open our other wide outs for big opportunities."

Richardson leads the nation and Pac 12 with receptions and yards. The speedy junior has 21 catches for 417 yards and four touchdowns, he is averaging 208.5 yards per game.

Spruce also talks about his chemistry with Wood.

"It's all about developing chemistry and trust between a quarterback and wide out," Spruce said. "We know what each other is thinking, he knows where I'm going to be, when I'm going to make my cuts, that's very important in developing both chemistry and trust."

Wood doesn't just have two talented wide outs to find on the field, the Buffs also have several others that have shown to be worthy pass catchers.

Junior Tyler McCulloch and Junior D.D. Goodson have 12 catches between the two and have shown big play ability as well. Add in talented tight ends Kyle Slavin and Scott Fernandez, Wood and the Buffs have a lot of weapons and targets.

Colorado had their third straight practice here Wednesday morning and will work out Thursday and Friday morning before having two days off before returning to begin game week workouts as they prepare for their Pac 12 opener on the road against Oregon State.


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