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Apr 21, 2004

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BOULDER - The University of Colorado football team held its 13th practice of the spring Wednesday, as the Buffs worked in the rain and sleet for two hours in preparation for their annual spring game to be held this Saturday (1 p.m., Folsom Field).


Interim head coach Brian Cabral said his players practiced well throughout the inclement weather and that the team accomplished more than he originally expected it to. 


"Today's practice was really good," Cabral noted.  "We got a lot done under the circumstances.  We got a lot more work done today than I anticipated."


With only one practice remaining before CU takes to the Folsom turf for the Black and Gold Game (free admission to all fans), the Buffs will drill in shorts Friday in a light workout.


Perhaps the best news Wednesday came at the expense of two players who had been absent over the past couple weeks.  Wide receiver Tyler Littlehales, who was sidelined recently with back problems, went full-go during the afternoon.  The 6-foot-4, 200-pound redshirt freshman wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, as Cabral said he caught a long pass during practice and "looked really good."  Littlehales is expected to play Saturday.


After missing all of spring ball dealing with what Cabral called "family issues," inside linebacker Walter Boye-Doe also rejoined the team.  Though the sophomore ? who played five games (one start) in 2003 ? will not suit up in pads for the Buffs until the fall, CU players and coaches alike welcomed the 6-2, 230-pounder with open arms.  "We missed him and he missed us," added Cabral.           


Other Practice Notes: Tailback Brian Calhoun (knee) was out of action again, and Cabral says he does not expect the junior to play in the spring game. ... Senior defensive end Marques Harris was suspended indefinitely, Cabral announced, for "a violation of team rules."