The Colorado Buffaloes are taking training came on the road. Well, for one day at least.
Coach Dan Hawkins announced Monday that the Buffs will conduct the second scrimmage of fall camp on Thursday at Regis High School in Aurora. CU fans and media following the team are not invited.
“It’s closed to everybody,” Hawkins said.
Why Regis? Former CU assistant director of football operations, Mark Nolan, is now the head coach of the Raiders football program. Nolan played under Hawkins for two years at Willamette University and coached under Hawkins at the school as well. His desire to get back into coaching led him to leave CU for the prep ranks last winter.
It will be the first time the Colorado football team has left campus for a practice or scrimmage during spring or fall camp since 1999 when several practices were held at Boulder High School because the practice fields on campus had recently been seeded.
The last time the Buffs practiced outside Boulder County during spring or fall camp was a spring scrimmage held at All-City Stadium in Denver in the late 1980s, sports information director Dave Plati said.