Buffs working on improving Red Zone teams

Coach Mike MacIntyre is aware that his Buffs have several areas that need improvement. Two of the things he mentioned after Monday morning's second Spring Practice that his team must improve on is Red Zone offense and Red Zone defense.

Coach Mike MacIntyre is aware that his Buffs have several areas that need improvement.

Two of the things he mentioned after Monday morning's second Spring Practice that his team must improve on is Red Zone offense and Red Zone defense.

"In this league you are going to give up some yards," MacIntyre said. "We have to do a better job of forcing teams to kick field goals instead of scoring while we are on offense and while on offense we have to score touchdowns instead of kicking field goals. We have look and analysis our film to see where we can improve in both of those areas."

Another need for this Colorado defense is to improve its secondary play.

"So far we are having really good competition," MacIntyre said. "They are competing hard, when we put the pads on it will go to a new level. A lot of kids have played a lot, several red shirted that have played that position is competing and we signed a really junior college player that is doing well. In our league we need to play well back there"

MacIntyre was seen working with a couple of groups on defense, the secondary and the defensive line.

"The corners are really young and some young defensive ends," MacIntyre said. "We are trying to get more eyes on people. I'm in there more, coach them and they catch up and correct things quicker."

QUARTERBACK TAKING LEADERSHIP ROLE SERIOUSLY

Whether it's getting his teammates together on his own to throw or just leading by example true sophomore quarterback Sefo Liufau is ahead of the game.

On Friday Coach MacIntyre bragged on Liufau, saying the second year signal caller is throwing the ball better this spring than he did anytime last fall.

We caught up with the talented QB to get his thoughts on his improvement.

"I have worked really hard during the off-season to improve somethings I needed to work on," Liufau said. "I think I'm throwing the ball better, the coaches pointed somethings out that I needed to work on and I did the best I could to get those things done."


BuffStampede Top Stories