Throughout the past couple of months, there have been several positive reports about Sefo Liufau and his recovery from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot.
Until Thursday, however, Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre had never given any indication about whether he and the Buffaloes believed Liufau would be ready for the fall.
The Pac-12 sent out media information about next month's media days, to be held in Hollywood on July 14-15. The information included a list of players representing each team, with Liufau, CU's senior quarterback, being one of them. (Defensive back Chidobe Awuzie will also be on hand for the Buffs.)
Through CU's sports information department, Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre offered this brief statement: "We're taking Sefo because we plan on him being cleared to practice by camp."
That's the first official statement CU has given about Liufau's availability for the upcoming season. Every time he's been asked about it during the offseason, MacIntyre has always said it's up in the air, because of the wide range of recovery times associated with a Lisfranc injury.
Liufau was injured on Nov. 13 against Southern California and missed the final two games of the 2015 season. He also missed all of spring drills.
During the spring, however, Liufau was seen jogging a bit and throwing with receivers. Several fans said they have seen Liufau playing basketball on campus.
Last month, CU strength and conditioning coach Drew Wilson said there had not been any setbacks for Liufau during the weight room sessions and that Liufau was doing well in lifts that put pressure on the foot.
And, last weekend, Liufau flew to Oregon to work out with incoming freshman quarterback Sam Noyer. After that visit, Noyer told Buffzone.com that Liufau looked great.
After all those positive reports, it now appears Liufau should be ready to go when the Buffs open camp on Aug. 4.
A three-year starter, Liufau needs just 13 yards to break the CU career passing record. Liufau has thrown for 7,397 yards, 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions during his career. His career completion percentage of 62.9 is the best in CU history and he holds the record for career completions (688).
Liufau is the only quarterback scheduled to attend Pac-12 media days.
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