After a couple of days off, the Colorado football team got back to work on Tuesday.
The Buffaloes (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) have a bye this week before taking on Utah (5-5, 2-5) in the regular-season finale on Nov. 25 in Salt Lake City. The Buffs need to beat the Utes to earn bowl eligibility.
In the weekly Pac-12 coaches teleconference, Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre said he felt his team was energized in knowing the game at Utah is essentially a bowl-or-bust scenario.
"I think that's a good motivation for you, no doubt," MacIntyre said. "It seems like they were excited about that opportunity today."
The Buffs have lost two in a row, and in both games made several mistakes that cost them chances to win. Despite that, MacIntyre was pleased with how the team showed up Tuesday.
"We had an excellent practice today," he said. "They were having fun out there and getting after it and competing. I was really excited to see that."
MacIntyre added that receiver Shay Fields, who left Saturday's 38-24 loss to Southern California with concussion symptoms was "doing well. He's progressing."
Safety Ryan Moeller, who missed the USC game with an undisclosed injury, could return for the game at Utah, MacIntyre said.
"We're hopeful for it, and he's looking better today and a lot better than he did last week," MacIntyre said. "Hopefully he can be out there in another 12 days or so."