September 5, 2007

Buffs starting to find consistency at receiver

BOULDER, Colo. - Since the conclusion of the 2003 season, the Buffaloes' wide receiving core has struggled with consistency. In fact, tight ends have led the team in touchdown receptions the past three seasons.

The addition of three talented freshmen wide receivers this summer helped raise the level of competition. While none of those freshmen receivers caught a pass in Colorado's overtime victory over Colorado State on Saturday, their presence has pushed veteran receivers like Patrick Williams to finally reach his full potential.

Williams and redshirt freshman Scotty McKnight combined for 13 receptions and 189 yards of total offense in the season opener.

Is it safe to assume this is the best wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau has felt about his unit since coming to Boulder in January of 2006?

"Definitely, absolutely," Coach Kiesau said after Tuesday evening's practice. "They have done a great job and they keep getting better every week. It was good to see them succeed in last week's game.

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