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Spring Practice Primer

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  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Jul 8, 2005
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    By Stuart

    [h=2]Spring Practice Primer[/h]—
    [h=3]Spring Practice Schedule[/h]Spring practice will begin the earliest in CU history, commencing on Monday, February 16, and end with the spring game on Sunday, March 15 (2:00 p.m., to be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks, with KOA-Radio in Denver likely to once again air a pregame show and then a live broadcast of the game).
    The tentative practice dates are as follows: February 16-18-20-21-23-25-27 and March 2-4-6-9-11-13-14-15.
    Pro-Timing Day has been set for the afternoon of Wednesday, March 11th.
    The team is allowed 15 practices over 29 days; how the practice sessions will break down, per NCAA rules: three in shorts (no contact), four in pads (no tackling), four in pads (tackling allowed 50 percent or less of the time), four in pads (tackling allowed throughout).
    [h=3]Injury Update[/h]Six players are definitely out for spring practices, with the status of a pair of running backs still to be determined. The Buffs will be getting back three defenders, however, including two potential starters in the defensive backfield:

    S – Jered Bell – knee – suffered a torn ACL in practice (Aug. 15); underwent surgery and has petitioned for a sixth year from the NCAA – OUT
    WR – Bryce Bobo – shoulder – had postseason surgery to repair a torn labrum (chronic), still in sling – OUT
    WR – Elijah Dunston – knee – suffered a torn ACL and MCL in practice (Sept. 22); underwent surgery in late October and is rehabbing – OUT
    DE – Tyler Henington – knee – suffered a torn ACL and MCL in practice (Aug. 22); underwent surgery in early Sept. and is rehabbing – OUT
    FS – Marques Mosley – knee – suffered a torn ACL and MCL against UCLA (Oct. 25); surgery on Nov. 24 – OUT
    WR – Lee Walker - shoulder – suffered a subluxation in practice (Sept. 17); underwent surgery on Oct. 14 – OUT

    RB – Michael Adkins – knee – suffered a sprained MCL a few plays into the Arizona game (11/08); underwent arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 25 – TO BE DETERMINED
    RB – Phillip Lindsay – toe – suffered “turf” toe in season finale against Utah; not yet cleared for running – TO BE DETERMINED

    S – Chidobe Awuzie – kidney – suffered a laceration in practice (Nov. 4); missed last three games, but now cleared for all activities – DEFINITE
    SS – Tedric Thompson – concussion suffered on the fourth play of overtime against UCLA; tests negative for any other injury (neck, etc.), missed rest of season – DEFINITE
    DT – John Paul Tuso – knee – suffered ACL and meniscus tears in practice (March 17), had surgery April 10 – DEFINITE
    [h=3]Roster Overview[/h]—
    Starters Returning (15)
    Offense 6: WR Shay Fields (10/10), OT Jeromy Irwin (11/11), C Alex Kelley (12/12), QB Sefo Liufau (18/11), RT Stephane Nembot (31/12), WR Nelson Spruce (33/12)
    Defense 9: FS Chidobe Awuzie (16/9), CB Ken Crawley (31/11), DE Jimmie Gilbert (10/9), ILB Addison Gillam (22/10), DE Derek McCartney (12/12), ILB Kenneth Olugbode (12/12), SS Tedric Thompson (11/8), DT Josh Tupou (31/12), N John Walker (8/7)

    Others Returning With Significant Starting Experience (10; min. 3 career starts)
    TB Michael Adkins (3/1), FS *Jered Bell (14/0), TE Sean Irwin (4/3), DT *Samson Kafovalu (6/2), S Marques Mosley (7/0), TB Christian Powell (24/3), DE Christian Shaver (3/3), DT Justin Solis (8/7), S Evan White (3/3), CB Yuri Wright (6/0).
    Others Returning With Significant Position Game Experience (15; two or fewer career starts)
    WR Bryce Bobo, DE Tim Coleman, DE/FB George Frazier, QB Jordan Gehrke, DT *Tyler Henington, OG Gerrad Kough, WR Donovan Lee, TB Phillip Lindsay, DT Eddy Lopez, FS Ryan Moeller, FB Jordan Murphy, WR Devin Ross, ILB Ryan Severson (at KR), DE De’Jon Wilson, CB Ahkello Witherspoon.

    Starters Lost (7)
    Offense 5: LG Kaiwi Crabb (23/11), WR D.D. Goodson (13/8), TB Tony Jones (11/7), RG Daniel Munyer (39/12), TE Kyle Slavin (22/9)
    Defense 2: CB Greg Henderson (45/12), DT Juda Parker (22/12)

    Others Lost With Significant Starting/Playing Experience (9)— C Brad Cotner, TB Malcolm Creer, ILB Brady Daigh, OLB Woodson Greer, WR Tyler McCulloch, OT Marc Mustoe, SS Terrel Smith, OLB K.T. Tu’umalo, S Richard Yates.

    Specialists Returning (1)—SN Wyatt Smith.
    Specialists Lost (2)— P Darragh O’Neill, PK Will Oliver

    Spring Roster (102 players/70 scholarship)— 10 seniors (5 fifth-year), 35 juniors, 36 sophomores, 21 freshmen (16 redshirt/5 true).

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  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Hadn't seen that Bobo, Walker and Dunston all out for spring. Who else we Got?

    Also time for Ross and JayMac to show if they can play.
  3. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Bobo with torn labrum listed as chronic could be an explanation of his off year. When I tore mine I'd dislocate my shoulder with any sudden move upward. It would go right back in but made it difficult to catch anything above my eye level.

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