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Fall Camp Quotes

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    [h=3]Fall Camp Quotes[/h]August 6th
    Eric Bieniemy: “We’ve got to find a quarterback, that’s the No. 1 deal”
    Ted Miller at ESPN.com*has published an*interview with Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The entire interview can be found here.
    Some interesting tidbits:
    Seems like it’s completely wide open at quarterback. How long do you want to wait before you make a decision?
    Bieniemy: There really is no timetable. Obviously, everybody would like us to say, ‘Such-and-such is our starting quarterback’ today. But that’s just not the case. We want to make sure we give Nick Hirschman a fair opportunity to show what he can do. Before he got injured last year, he was coming on pretty strong. He could be the future of this university here. We want to make sure we are providing all of our guys an ample opportunity to compete and show what they can do. When the time is right, we’ll make that decision.
    The biggest drag of spring practices was WR Paul Richardson’s knee injury. There have been whispers of a rapid recovery. How is he doing and who steps in for him?
    Bieniemy: First of all, yes, it was a tremendous disappointment. But if you saw him and spoke to him, he has the greatest attitude. He’s doing everything and anything to make sure he can make it back this season. He’s making tremendous strides and growth in his rehab process. As far as a player stepping up, there are some huge shoes to fill. We’ve got some kids coming back. Nelson Spruce did a hell of a job this spring for us. Tyler McCulloch came on late in the spring. He played a lot of games for us last year. Keenan Canty has stepped up big time. We’ve also got two young kids coming in, Jeffrey Thomas and Gerald Thomas, who we’re counting on seeing big things from them. So there are a number of guys that we are counting on. But we want to see the developmental process early in this camp, to see who we can count on.
    Seems like you guys might be sneaky solid on the offensive line: What’s your take there?
    Bieniemy: The beauty of our offensive line is every guy in that room has played. That’s the good thing. The other good thing is they are the heart and soul of our unit. Those guys work their tails off. They are very smart. They have a high football IQ. I’m looking forward to watching them take their game to another level. We’ve got some athletic linemen who can do a lot of great things for us. I’m excited to watch these guys play.
    What is your biggest concern heading into for fall camp? What tops your to-do list?
    Bieniemy: We’ve got to find a quarterback, that’s the No. 1 deal. On top of that, we’ve got to develop some depth at some key position — we’ve got to develop depth at the wide receiver position, we’ve got to develop depth in the tight end position, we’ve got to develop depth at the running back position. Those are the things that are at issue. Now, do we feel we have to talent? Yes. We as a coaching staff have to do a great job of teaching and coach these guys and get them ready for day one.

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