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The actual camp portion of practices has come to a close, and Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre said he’s pleased with how the Buffaloes have played and practiced.

“We got three good scrimmages in (during camp) and nobody got hurt in any of those scrimmages,” MacIntyre said. “We covered all of our basics and we were very, very physical in those scrimmages. I think it’s a credit to how much stronger and powerful our team is, staying healthy through those.”

The Buffs also worked quite a bit on special teams during camp.

MacIntyre has been pleased with the team’s work ethic all through camp and said he was pleasantly surprised with how well they practiced on Saturday morning after conducting a scrimmage on Friday night.

“They had a ton of energy from having a good, long scrimmage last night, which I was really pleased with,” MacIntyre said. “They had a lot of fun, and we got a lot accomplished in the practice.”

CU opened Saturday’s practice to the students, which may have brought some extra energy to the team. Some students had a chance to catch passes or punts, and the team sang the school fight song with the students in attendance.

Moeller on the mend

Junior free safety Ryan Moeller has been limited for more than a week with an ankle injury, but is close to returning.

“We don’t want him to tweak it and keep tweaking it,” MacIntyre said. “He’s doing really well and hopefully he’ll be able to go full speed on stuff Monday.”

A former walk-on who was placed on scholarship last summer, Moeller started the first seven games last season before missing the rest of the year with injuries suffered in a moped accident.

Adkins back on the field

Running back Michael Adkins has missed several practices because of a hamstring injury, but is now working his way back.

“Michael’s been back basically the last two days, not completely doing everything,” MacIntyre said. “(Saturday) he did a little bit more. He’s progressing back. He’s not there yet. We’ll see how he does this week.”

Julmisse still splitting time

The season-ending knee injury to receiver Juwann Winfree hasn’t changed the playing status of true freshman Tony Julmisse, who continues play receiver and cornerback.

MacIntyre said the coaches will meet this weekend to discuss Julmisse’s status further. Buffs receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini said he just doesn’t want to see Julmisse go to defense full time.

“I told (the other coaches) whatever happens, just give me 15 plays with that kid a game and we’ll build some packages for him,” Chiaverini said. “He’s a talented kid. He’s playing offense, he’s playing defense. Not many true freshmen can do that in college football.

“Whatever helps our football team win we’re going to do.”


Receivers Jaleel Awini and Lee Walker have missed practices this week with injuries, but both are expected to return soon. … Right guard Tim Lynott missed Saturday’s practice to attend the funeral of his grandfather, who passed away earlier this week. … CU has spent all month on the lower practice fields, but MacIntyre said the team will conduct its first practice on Franklin Field – located adjacent to the new indoor practice facility – next Saturday.

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