Aug. 17 Practice Notes

Inside, some notes from following Friday morning's Colorado football practice.

• At least three players will be held out of Saturday's scrimmage with minor injuries, including d-linemen Jason Brace and Maurice Lucas and WR Jarrell Yates. All three were on sand duty during Friday morning's practice.

• Overall, CU has gotten through the first 12 days of practice relatively healthy. Only WR Cameron Ham has suffered a serious, season-ending injury (broken leg).

Head coach Dan Hawkins said it's always a balancing act between getting enough full contact work and avoiding injuries during camp. They've been hitting more than last year because there are so many young players who need to get a taste for football at the college level. That's the big reason the team will have an extended scrimmage on Saturday.

• Saturday's scrimmage is also Fan Appreciation Day. There will be some activities prior to the scrimmage for season ticket holders, including a peek at the new locker room. Though it's not an official thing – any fan can attend the scrimmage, scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. at Folsom.

• Lots of recruits are expected to be in town on official visits for the Buffs' first two home games — vs. CSU (at Invesco, in Denver on Sept. 1), and at Folsom vs. Florida State (Sept. 15). Even though it's the middle of camp, two CU coaches' meetings per week are devoted to recruiting. CU can bring in the max of 61 players on official visits this year.

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