March 17, 2007

Offensive improvement highlights scrum

BOULDER, Colo. - What a difference a year makes. During each of the Buffaloes' spring and preseason scrimmages in 2006, the offense struggled mightily to move the football.

While the offense is far from where head coach Dan Hawkins and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich ultimately want it, the signs of progress are obvious.

During a 34 play scrimmage on Saturday morning, the offense mustered up roughly 200 yards.

The plays were limited because there were only five healthy bodies on the offensive line available on Saturday. Each live session was split up by other drills.

"I think the whole [team] is way different [this spring]," Hawkins expressed. "They are all playing better. They are playing with better intensity, better attention to detail, knowing what they are doing. You guys could see, even in limited action, there was more offense in this scrimmage than there was all of last spring or all of last fall. It's not even close. The whole team is better that way."

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