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Powell, Bobo Continue To Impress Coaches

Sep 10, 2014

BOULDER - As the University of Colorado makes its final preparations for Saturday’s football game against Arizona State (8 p.m., ESPNU), coach Mike MacIntyre is looking forward to the growth of his young players and the future developments of the Buffaloes' program.

One member in particular that MacIntyre is looking forward to bringing new elements to the team's offense is redshirt freshman wide receiver Bryce Bobo.

“He’s a bigger body. [He’s] got a big target area and can run and do some things for us,” MacIntyre said. “He blocks well. A couple of those screens he blocked well on the edge out there and helped us.”

MacIntyre is also looking forward to Christian Powell’s playing potential after coming last season's thigh injury.

He says that Powell is “fresher and healthier” and that he is going to be “playing a lot of different roles for us.” MacIntyre states that he’ll be “playing on kickoff coverage some, playing on punt coverage some, playing fullback some, playing tailback some.”

Last season, Powell was the Buffs' leading rusher with 562 yards on 147 attempts. He won the 2013 John Mack Award which is given annually to the team’s most outstanding offensive player. That same year, Powell became the 50th player in CU history to record at least 1,000 career rushing yards.

The team is also looking forward to seeing the new club level seats on the north end zone of Folsom Field that are going to premiere during Saturday night’s ASU game. “Our guys see it all the time,” MacIntyre said. “It puts a sense of pride. Every day they see it and get excited about it.”