The Colorado football team opened fall camp Thursday evening missing a part of their tradition during a two-hour practice.

Coach Dan Hawkins had all the Buffalo emblems removed from players helmets prior to camp. It is unclear whether players will get them back as a group or on an individual basis, but Hawkins made it clear they won't come easy.

"You got to earn your Buff," Hawkins said. "That's part of it. I respect the heck out of this tradition and our guys do too. I just want them to earn it."

The Buffs played the spring game in April without names on the backs of their jerseys, a move Hawkins said at the time was inspired by the senior class.