The Colorado football team completed its third scrimmage of spring ball on Wednesday morning with the offense getting the best of the defense in coach Mike MacIntyre’s eyes.

MacIntyre rewarded his players after practice with a Sweet Cow Ice Cream truck sitting outside the gates to the practice fields. MacIntyre paid for ice cream for all the players out of his pocket with the offense getting to the truck first as a small reward.

MacIntyre said running backs Christian Powell, Phillip Lindsay and Kyle Evans continued to run the ball well. Michael Adkins II has missed all of spring drills as he continues to recover from knee surgery.


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There is a kicking competition going on this spring between walk-on Chris Graham and Diego Gonzalez. MacIntyre said both have performed well but neither has separated himself to this point.

There is also a competition for the holder’s job on field goals and extra points. Former punter Darragh O’Neill has been the Buffs’ holder for several years.

MacIntyre said if the Buffs were playing a game this week, walk-on quarterback Ty Gangi, a redshirt freshman from Glendale, Ariz., would be the Buffs’ holder. However, walk-on wide receiver Colin Johnson and wide receiver Jay MacIntyre are also competing for the job.

Graham is right-footed and Gonzalez is a lefty, which means the holders have to learn to hold from both sides.  

“That’s something that is hard to do,” MacIntyre said.