Less than three weeks remain until CU's football opener against Colorado State.

While the focus in the Buffaloes' camp will remain on mastering their own schemes on each side of the ball, soon the attention will shift to the Rams. In that spirit, the position battles on CU's offense are coming into focus.

"I think we're closer," co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini said. "You're seeing a lot with who's running with the No. 1s and 2s. Those spots are kind of getting solidified a little bit. I'm definitely seeing some progress with the offense from spring to fall to where they're at today. Guys just got to continue to improve."

The most fervent offensive battles have been waged at wide receiver and offensive line. With the Buffs' frequent use of wide-open offensive sets, the array of receivers should all expect significant playing time. Up front, up to eight offensive linemen are battling for five starting spots.

"It's kind of like preseason football in the NFL — you just want to see them execute, play hard, and see who's making plays," Chiaverini said.

Tuesday recap

The Buffs spent much of Tuesday's workout going through a live scrimmage. Head coach Mike MacIntyre was pleased with what he saw.

"We had a really physical, physical practice today," MacIntyre said. "We scrimmaged a lot and I thought it went well. Nobody got hurt so I thought it went well."


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