CU coach Mike MacIntyre confirmed Friday sophomore Clay Norgard has moved from linebacker to defensive tackle.
Norgard is only 6-foot, 240-pounds, but MacIntyre believes he can be effective against spread offenses. Norgard's father, Erik, played center for the Buffs in 1987 and 1988.
"He's really natural in there," MacIntyre said. "He's little for in there, but when he play teams that are going to pound us and power us, he won't be in there much. ... But when it's one-on-one and pass rush and it's quickness and stunting him and moving him, I think he's going to be hard to block. I think he's going to be able to give us some inside pass rush."
MacIntyre also said the defensive staff is considering moving Tyler Henington to defensive end because of his quickness. Henington looks noticeably slimmer this spring and does not have the look of a defensive tackle.
"You'll probably see him at both spots," MacIntyre said.
MacIntyre is always reluctant to get too in-depth in discussing scrimmages until he has reviewed film, but he said he was happy with the way CU quarterbacks performed Friday in the first scrimmage of spring ball
"I thought they did really well," MacIntyre said. "I thought they moved in the pocket and made some good plays. You know, they knew they weren't going to get hit. So that gave them some more time, but I thought they were accurate and did some really good things, which is good."
Returning starter Sefo Liufau completed seven of 11 passes for 108 yards and a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Nelson Spruce. Third-year sophomore Jordan Gehrke completed 12 of 17 passes for 158 yards and a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Wes Christiansen.
MacIntyre said the scrimmage was designed to favor the offense with each drive starting at the 50-yard line.
When asked a question about linebackers after the scrimmage, MacIntyre had this to say about sophomore Kenneth Olugbode:
"I think Kenneth Olugbode is really freakin' good."
Cornerback Kenneth Crawley did not participate in the scrimmage after injuring several fingers in practice before the scrimmage. ... Running back Michael Adkins did not participate in the scrimmage after injuring his knee on Wednesday. He is not expected to miss an extended period of time.