Sophomore Tim Lynott Jr. is listed atop the depth chart at center, where he’s started the past two games. But, senior Jonathan Huckins — who started the first two games — remains an option.
Lynott had started 16 consecutive games at right guard before shifting to center when Huckins got hurt two weeks ago. He was nearly flawless on his snaps in his first start against UNC, but had several low snaps against Washington.
Part of the issues with Lynott’s snaps, MacIntyre said, was the rainy weather, but added, “That was his first game against some really good talent up front that would stunt on him. You get a little more nervous, they’re a little bit quicker, a little bit stronger. That bothered his snaps some.”
Head coach Mike MacIntyre believes Lynott will improve in that regard, but added, “His ability to hold up in there and block, he did really well.”
With Huckins healthy, the Buffs have options. They could start Huckins and move Lynott back to guard, or continue to start Lynott. Huckins also has plenty of experience at guard.
“(Lynott) is a really good guard and he’s a really good center, but we have to have more consistent snaps or you can’t play center,” MacIntyre said.
Dealing with social issues
It’s been a unique week in American sports, with President Donald Trump’s comments about professional athletes, championship teams deciding not to visit the White House and NFL players and teams kneeling during the National Anthem.
“It’s definitely an interesting time in our country right now,” MacIntyre said.
For the Buffs, as a team, the social issues have not been a major topic, but MacIntyre said he has talked to his team “a little bit.”
“Not in great depth,” he said. “I know they’re talking about it in their classes. I think that’s a good way for them to do it, because it’s a good classroom situation. They can be able to grow and learn and develop their own thoughts and values on those certain things.”
Receiver Jay MacIntyre, who missed the Washington game with a sprained foot, is day to day and making progress. Coach MacIntyre said the Buffs won’t know Jay’s status until Saturday. … After missing more than a month with a hamstring injury, safety Nick Fisher has played the last two games and said he feels great. “It feels like I didn’t even have the hamstring problem,” he said.