Year No. 2 of the Mike MacIntyre era got underway on Saturday.

MacIntyre and the Colorado Buffaloes opened fall camp with a nearly three-hour practice in Boulder.

"I thought practice started out well," the second-year coach said. "As you start kind of teaching everything, it slowed down a little bit, and then it picked back up. I thought it was a good first day. Not a great one, but a good one."

It was better than Day 1 a year ago, however, because the players are much more familiar with MacIntyre and his system.

"We are more efficient," MacIntyre said. "We're way ahead of where we were last year at this time and able to get into the offense, into the defense and special teams. It's not necessarily you put in a ton more offense and defense. It's that you're able to be fundamentally sound."

Check back later for more coverage of the Buffaloes' first day of camp.

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