Spring Football Preview: Quarterbacks

Colorado begins spring football practices March 17. One of the most interesting position battles will be quarterback, where Cody Hawkins will try and keep his starting spot. Can redshirt-freshman Matt Ballenger or senior Nick Nelson push Hawkins?
March 7, 2008

Offense Shines Again In Scrimmage

The Colorado offense appeared to take another step forward in the Buffs' second scrimmage of fall camp, conducted Saturday at Folsom Stadium. Still, offensive coaches weren't celebrating afterward. Instead, they were focused on mistakes that need to be corrected. Inside, notes from the scrimmage.
August 18, 2007

Hawkins Takes Lead In Starting QB Race

Though coaches say the competition is still open, redshirt-freshman Cody Hawkins has taken a distinct lead in the race for the starting quarterback job at Colorado. His consistency and ability to "make plays" has earned him the advantage 10 days into fall camp.
August 15, 2007

Two-Man Race at QB

When a team goes 2-10 and a passing game manages just 1,422 yards — its lowest output since Ronald Reagan was president — much remains uncertain heading into the following season. But this much we know about the CU offense in 2007: It will feature a new starting quarterback.
July 23, 2007

Catching Up with Nick Nelson

Saddleback Community College quarterback Nick Nelson tripped to Boulder for the Baylor game and verbally committed to CU coaches the following week. Nelson thinks he'll fit in with what CU eventually wants to do on offense.
October 19, 2006

Nelson Looking to Get Noticed This Year

The Saddleback Gauchos got off to a solid start to their 2006 season last weekend when they beat Allan Hancock College 38-13 on the road.
September 7, 2006