CU football notes: Buffs working to get backup QBs up to speed

There is no question that a healthy Shedeur Sanders will be the starting quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes.

Getting others ready and finding a top backup is a priority for the Buffs this month, however.

Sanders was a star for two seasons at Jackson State before transferring to CU last winter, but behind him, the Buffs have almost no college experience.

The only scholarship quarterbacks behind Sanders are true freshmen Ryan Staub and Kasen Weisman.

Redshirt freshman walk-on Colton Allen is the only returning quarterback at CU, but he hasn’t appeared in a game.

Allen and Staub were with the Buffs in the spring, but Kuld and Weisman arrived this summer.

“There’s a lot that they’ve got to pick up on,” CU offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Sean Lewis said Thursday.

“They’re learning. The one difference between the two of them is that Gavin is a little bit older and you can tell that he’s got some of that more mature game,

Sanders is doing his best to help Lewis in that regard and said he’s been impressed with the growth in the other quarterbacks.

“They definitely stepped up, especially from the spring,” Sanders said. “They made a tremendous jump from then to now.

It’s completion percentage battles every day and we’re talking stuff to each other every day.

 It’s a real healthy relationship with all of them. I feel like they understand the offense a lot more. It’s real fun because they get to go against the ones every day.”

The Buffs recently had some of the Denver Broncos players working out with them on campus.

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson had a workout with some of his receivers at Folsom Field.

Sanders also spent some time working out with Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton, who played at SMU with Sanders’ older brother, Deion Sanders Jr.

“First of all, (Broncos head coach) Sean Payton and I really close,” CU head coach Deion Sanders said. “We’re tight. He’s a good man, great coach. I can’t wait to see what they do.


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