BOULDER — After two games, Colorado offensive line coacc Klayton Adams says his group needs an attitude adjustment.
Safe to say Adams is not looking for a kinder, gentler bunch up front when the 2-0 Buffs take the field Saturday for their non-conference finale against Northern Colorado (noon MDT, Pac-12 Networks).
“The position needs to be played with a certain mentality, a nasty, physical mentality,” Adams said after Wednesday’s practice. “We haven’t been doing that the first two weeks. We have to find our urgency. We have to find our nasty. We have to find our finish. I’m willing to play whoever I have to in order to get that done.”
Adams is clearly not happy with the play of the line over the first two games. The Buffs yielded five sacks in the opener against Colorado State (although not all were the line’s fault) and last week against Texas State, Colorado failed to hit the 100-yard mark in rushing. Last season, only Michigan, USC, Washington and Oklahoma State held the Buffs under 100 yards on the ground.
The results have been disconcerting for Adams, to say the least, as well as the rest of CU’s offensive staff. The Buffs have put together a handful of good drives thus far, but have not been able to establish any kind of consistency over long stretches.
It is something the Buffs are aiming to change in a hurry. The line will get a boost this week with the return of senior left tackle Jeromy Irwin, who was suspended for the first two games. How that will affect the rest of the lineup remains to be seen.
Colorado’s starters thus far…
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