Looking ahead to Buffalo

University at Buffalo football coach Jim Hofher begins the third season of his rebuilding project when he welcomes his team to the Amherst campus today.
The Bulls, who finished 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the Mid-American Conference last fall, conduct their first practice at 2:30 p.m. today. Under new NCAA guidelines, all players report at the same time and have a five-day familiarization period. NCAA guidelines also forbid two-a-day practices on consecutive days. In the past, freshman and junior college transfers reported earlier than the returning players and two-a-days lasted for two weeks.
Buffalo News - Hofher's UB Bulls get down to business

There's an attraction in observing a team with promise and there's an attraction in following one that could be truly dreadful.
The University at Buffalo, as it has since going Division I-A four years ago, falls under the latter. There are a lot of people who anticipate the Bulls will fall hard over and over and over again.
Buffalo News - UB deals with low expectations again

Randall Secky is the first-team quarterback by seniority only, though he started every game for the University at Buffalo last season and had all but five of the team's completed passes.
P.J. Piskorik has been with the Bulls for two years and not seen any game action, but he impressed coaches during spring drills.
Buffalo News - UB's Secky finds himself in arms race


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