Understandably, head coach Dan Hawkins was trying to temper expectations with recent comments about Scott, Sout.com's No. 1-rated running back in the 2008 class.
Hawkins said his conversations with Scott of late have been about finding balance in the youngster's life as he enters his freshman year in college, not on 1,000-yard seasons. But CU didn't land someone with Scott's talents to ease him into the football side of things.
Shoot, this is a team that used five true freshmen on a regular basis in its offense in 2007.
Scott's presence has helped light a fire for sophomore tailback Demetrius Sumler, who figures to run with the first team at the beginning of camp. And unlike Scott, who wasn't able to participate in this summer's 7-on-7 workouts, classmate Ray Polk has been working out with his teammates, and in Jeff Pitman's conditioning program, for several weeks now.
But the Colorado offense needs Scott to be good from the get go. He's got something this team desperately needs: SPEED. The only place Scott's kind of speed doesn't make a difference is if it's parked on the bench.