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Buffs Spring Into Action

Mar 13, 2006

BOULDER - The University of Colorado football team returned to familiar turf Monday evening, as the Buffs went through their first spring practice in winter-like weather. The two-and-a-half hour session in the bitter cold didn't freeze the spirits of Head Coach Dan Hawkins and the rest of the team.


"It's March Madness, baby, let's go!" said CU's head man after finishing his first practice with the team.


Hawkins and the rest of the staff have stressed the notion that the depth chart is wide open?in fact, the current "depth chart" lists players alphabetically by name within each position. Monday's practice was the first live action players have had to help impress coaches and demonstrate their knowledge of their new playbooks.


"We all want a spot on the planet and a slice of the pie," Hawkins said. "If a player can do something well consistently for us, we will give them a shot."


The Buffs are scheduled to practice from 5:00-7:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week before taking the weekend off. CU is allowed 15 practices over 29 days over NCAA rules. Spring football will culminate with the annual Spring Game, which is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on April 15 at Folsom Field. Spring practices, as well as the Spring Game, are open to the media and public.   


Practice Notes: Former CU linebacker and current Carolina Panther Sean Tufts was on hand to watch the Buffs practice and address the team afterward...Redshirt freshman Joel Adams pulled a Jeremy Bloom, in effect, as he was on hand at Mondays practice after helping CU's ski team win the NCAA Championship in his hometown of Steamboat Springs over the weekend. Adams competes in the alpine events as a scholarship skier and walked on to the football team as a safety last fall.