Head coach Mike MacIntyre said the coaches have studied all 13 of Colorado State's games from last year in preparation for the opener on Sept. 1 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Buffs are building their game plan off of last year's games, but will be prepared to make adjustments after watching the Rams take on Oregon State on Saturday.
"We'll see this next game to see if they changed anything," MacIntyre said. "Everybody changes a little bit, but as well as their offense was clicking (last year), I don't how much they'll change."
Tough break for Sanchez
Last year it was a torn ACL. This year it's a torn pectoral muscle.
Safety Jaisen Sanchez, a junior from Kapolei, Hawai'i, will miss his second full season in a row because of injury.
"He was doing really well," MacIntyre said. "He had jumped to another level than I had ever seen him and I was really excited what he could do to help us this year."
Because this will be Sanchez's second full season missed, MacIntyre said he could try to get a waiver and earn a sixth season of eligibility. If he does, Sanchez, who redshirted in 2014 and played all 13 games in 2015, could have two more seasons to play.
"Hopefully next year he'll be able to stay healthy and be able to help us," MacIntyre said.
On Wednesday, the Buffs spent more time on game situations with special teams and MacIntyre was pleased with that progress. "You just keep repeating them, repeating them, repeating them so they're ready for the situation and they know exactly what we're supposed to do in those situations," he said. ... The Buffs have not decided if any veteran players might redshirt this season, but said, "We'll go into the first few games and if we're thinking about that, we might not play those guys." ... The Buffs will practice in the evening on Thursday and then in mid afternoon on Friday. Friday is also the Kickoff Luncheon at Balch Fieldhouse.