By Kyle Ringo Camera Sports Writer
Posted: 04/02/2010 12:07:18 AM MDT
Colorado used to be a shove-it-down-your-throat football program, the kind of team that could pick up fourth-and-three without having to pass the ball even when the defense knew what was coming.
Ask players from teams in the late 1980s, 1990s and even in the first half of the 2000s and many of them will attribute their success on the ground and even the demeanor of their teams to 9-on-7 clashes in passionate practices.
The drill pits nine members of the offense, sans wide receivers, against the front-seven of the defense and the object is to run the football.