Mike MacIntyre said he's been pleased with the progression of redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Noyer, who went from fourth-string in 2016 to taking second-team reps this camp.

"I think he understands that he has to be ready for that," MacIntyre said. "The repetitions we're giving him are a little bit different when you're up with the ones and the twos most all the time. I think that helps him be prepared against the talent and the speed of the game."

MacIntyre gave a lot of credit to co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Lindgren.

"The years we've been together, he's always had record-breaking quarterbacks," MacIntyre said of Lindgren.

A track record of working with David Fales at San Jose State, as well as Sefo Liufau and Steven Montez at CU, has given MacIntyre trust in Lindgren.

"Brian knows how to tutor them, knows how to handle them, has a great demeanor with them; he's a great teacher of mechanics," MacIntyre said. "I have a lot of confidence in the way Brian coaches and teaches and how he handles those guys."

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