Colorado football coaches still might be a week away from naming a starting quarterback, but it appears clear that man will be fourth-year junior Connor Wood.

Wood was named a team captain earlier this summer, which put him in the driver's seat for the starting job after a solid spring. And through the first 10 days of fall camp he has done nothing but build on it.

It started with a trickle of positive plays for Wood back in March in the first half of spring ball and has grown in a gusher of momentum behind him being the one to lead the Buffs against the Colorado State Rams in the season opener on Sept. 1.

Some might have their doubts given the lack of success Wood produced in seven games last year, but he has won over the team's best individual talent. Wide receiver Paul Richardson was asked after Wednesday's practice to simply comment on how his chemistry to Wood has continued to grow in camp.

"You know, I think his growth is what is really boosting this whole team, our offense especially, but our whole team," Richardson said. "He has just grown up so much and people are starting to respect him more.

"I keep telling people it's different when you don't feel pressure, people breathing down your neck. Connor is an older guy now. So he kind of feels like he has to lead the pack. Him feeling like that has made him step up. It's helped out chemistry on offense, which has helped our chemistry with him throwing me the ball.

"We score a lot every day. Every day we score a lot."

Contact staff writer Kyle Ringo at ringok@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/kyleringo.