http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210633403 SPRING BALL: Originally scheduled to begin Feb. 15 and finish with the annual Spring Game on March 13, MacIntyre and his staff are considering changing those dates because of a variety of factors. “It’s a combination of our new strength coach, the new hire we have yet to make and our staff wanting to feel like we’re completely ready to go for spring practice,” MacIntyre said. “We want to be ready and do what’s best for our team, and we’ll take all those factors into consideration.” While the coaching staff has already finished a critique of last season, MacIntyre said the staff will go through the season again to help determine what areas they want to emphasize in the spring. Injuries are also a factor. “I’ve been meeting with the trainer and we’ve got some guys that are coming back off some different things,” MacIntyre said. “We want to figure out when the majority of those guys could maybe be back to practice, or at least be able to go out there and move around.” Thus, the original Feb. 15 date may be changed. “It’s predicated on all those areas,” MacIntyre said. “We want to make sure we’re able to maximize the practices we have and make sure we’re ready.” MacIntyre also noted that at least seven Buffs are definitely out for the spring because of injuries. The list includes OT Jeromy Irwin, LB Addison Gillam, QB Sefo Liufau, DL Terran Hasselbach, DL Blake Robbins, DL Tyler Hennington and LB Travis Talianko. One thing that won’t change for spring ball is the availability of the Buffs’ new indoor practice facility adjacent to the Champions Center. The facility will be ready when the Buffs open spring practice.