Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Revolving Door: Colorado
By ESPN.com staff
Here, we'll take a look at a couple of key players going, staying and coming for each team in the Big 12.
Cha'pelle Brown, DB: Brown led the Buffaloes in tackles as a senior with 96 stops and was tabbed as an All-Big 12 performer.
Riar Geer, TE: Geer caught 36 passes for 402 yards and four touchdowns in 2009, his best season ever. Raw youngster DaVaughn Thornton could step in to replace the tight end.
Rodney Stewart, RB: Stewart led the Buffaloes in rushing and dominated in touches with talented backs Darrell Scott and Demetrius Sumler still on the roster. Without either on the team, those touches should just go up, unless one of the handful of freshmen running backs coming to campus in the fall excels early. With limited numbers in the spring, though, he's not playing the role of workhorse right now, but he could be during the season.
Scotty McKnight, WR: His spring is done, but the sprain and chipped bone shouldn't limit him in the offseason or preseason camp. McKnight caught 76 balls for 895 yards and six touchdowns last season, and another big year could help Tyler Hansen or Cody Hawkins provide some consistency and stability at quarterback.
Nick Hirschman, QB: Hirschman has enrolled early and comes to Colorado as the No. 26 quarterback in America. The 6-foot-3, 216-pounder's arrival could mean the graduation of Cody Hawkins won't end the competition at quarterback.
Harold Mobley, WR: At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Mobley is built more like a tight end. With a 39-inch vertical and 4.55 40-yard dash time, he'll hardly play like one. In the Big 12, size and athleticism don't always translate to success, and the earlier Mobley sees that, the greater his chances for success.
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