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Buffs Get Defensive

Mar 14, 2006

BOULDER - The University of Colorado football team held its second spring practice Tuesday evening in another spirited session with Head Coach Dan Hawkins and Co. In just their second day implementing plays from their new playbooks, the Buffs were able to build off their initial outing on Monday. 


            "Execution picked up a little bit and the defense got some turnovers," Hawkins said. "I really like our enthusiasm, it's awesome."


The beginning of spring football usually favors the defense because they have a little bit less to think about, Hawkins said. They were more loose to make plays, indicated by a trio of interceptions made late in practice during 7-on-7 drills. Senior cornerback Lorenzo Sims Jr. made a nice pick on a deep ball thrown over the middle and sophomore safety Ryan Walters snared a pair of interceptions during the drill.


Hawkins said he is concerned about his lack of bodies on the offensive line during spring drills. Senior Jack Tipton and junior Tyler Polumbus are expected to miss all of spring drills. Redshirt freshmen Paul Backowski, Devin Head and Jeremy Hauck will be relied upon heavily to fill the void along with the veteran returnees in seniors mark Fenton and Brian Daniels and sophomore Daniel Sanders.  


The Buffs will take Wednesday off before returning to practice Thursday and Friday. Both sessions are scheduled from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and are open to the media and public.