Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre said he has been pleased overall with the play of Josh Kaiser and Isaac Miller, who have both received playing time at right tackle this season.

Miller was unable to play against Arizona State on Nov. 4 because of a nagging knee injury, but the two have split snaps in three of the last four games.

"They've both done a good job," MacIntyre said. "Josh can play multiple spots. (Miller) has played full in a lot of games, a couple games (the knee) was really sore. We're starting to learn exactly how to understand how to protect him during the week but get enough reps so he can play.

"I've been pleased with both of those guys. They've shown glimpses of some really good things and they've had some tough moments, but overall in most of the games they've played well enough for us to win."

Special dinner

On Wednesday night, the Buffs, coaches and any family in town gathered for a Thanksgiving dinner.

MacIntyre said the coaches and their wives would cook their favorite deserts, and staff members spent most of Tuesday smoking turkey at the Champions Center to get ready for the meal.

"Our dinner tonight means a lot," MacIntyre said. "The guys are not able to be home for Thanksgiving. When we play the last game at home, usually their family is here. It's a unique night and I always enjoy it."

On Thursday, the Buffs are scheduled to practice in the morning, and coaches have opened their homes for players to join the coaches' families for dinner.

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