With about a week of practice left before the Buffs open the season Sept. 1 against Colorado State, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said that shoring up special teams is one of his main concerns. That's not all the Buffs need to work on, however.
"Second of all, you've just got to keep getting the timing better on offense," he said. "You've got to keep that going. Sometimes when you're practicing all the time you've got to speed up the tempo, change it up, so we're working on that to try to get the timing better and the flow on offense.
"Defensively, we've got to keep working on our tackling and right gap fits, over and over and over."
On the flip side, there is plenty about the Buffs that MacIntyre is happy about as the opener approaches.
"I'm very pleased with the effort. I'm very pleased with what they're doing," he said. "We've gone in pads every day and they've really pushed through it hard. They've really been physical and have a great attitude. I've seen a lot of play-making on both sides of the ball and I feel like we're progressing each day."