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Colorado Buffaloes Football 2012: Injuries, Dismissals Shorten Roster

The Colorado Buffaloes will enter spring training down several players due to injury and dismissals.

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Nick Hirschman Injury Update: Buffaloes QB Can't Wait For Camp

We're still a few months away from the Colorado Buffaloes taking the field for fall practice, but quarterback Nick Hirschman is ready to get back on the field following his recovery from injury:

Hirschman's offseason was riddled with one broken foot after another. That prevented him from competing with Connor Wood for the team's vacant starting quarterback position, but Wood was uneven in his performance during the spring game. While he might have a slight edge over Hirschman heading into camp, their battle might be the toughest one come August.

Throw in freshman Shane Dillon as a potential entrant when he arrives in camp, we can certainly see that Wood is not going to be handed the job as Tyler Hansen's successor.

For more on the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog Ralphie Report. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Football for more on the coming 2012 college season.

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Colorado Buffaloes Football 2012: WR Paul Richardson Tears ACL, Will Miss 2012 Season

The Colorado Buffaloes received some unfortunate news on Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that WR Paul Richardson tore his ACL knee ligament during Monday's practice.

According to the team's official site, Richardson tore the ligament during non-contact drills and will miss the entirety of the 2012 NCAA Season. Jon Embree, the Buffaloes head coach, said he was confidant the injury will not effect the team significantly:

"Obviously, it's a blow to our team, but it's a part of the game," head coach Jon Embree said. "It's an opportunity for others to step up and try to lessen his loss. I thought at first he just rolled his ankle, and it turned out to be this. It's a shame because he's worked real hard and was doing a great job both on and off the field, leading by example and improving on all the things he needed to work on."

Richardson, who started his college career as a tight end, has collected 1069 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in his two-year NCAA career.

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Colorado Buffaloes Football 2012: Nick Hirschman Breaks Foot While Walking, Will Miss Spring Practice

Nick Hirschman was hoping to battle for the Colorado Buffaloes' starting quarterback spot this spring. Now it appears he will have to wait a while longer to impress his coaching staff. Kyle Ringo of Buffzone.com reports that the third-year suffer quarterback will miss spring practices after breaking his right foot while walking. Yep, walking.

Hirschman is apparently cursed with weak-boned feet. He had surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal on his left foot prior to the 2011 season. He is the only Buffs quarterback returning with any playing experience on the roster, although most of his snaps came during mop-up duty.

Connor Wood will likely earn most of the first-team snaps in practice with Hirschman out. Both are vying to replace last year's starter Tyler Hansen, who started two full seasons for the Buffaloes.

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Colorado Football Roster 2012: Sophomore Kyle Washington Will Experiment At Linebacker

Colorado Buffaloes football coach Jon Embree met with media members today before his team begins spring ball. Daily Camera Buffaloes beat reporter Kyle Ringo has been on a tear this afternoon with tweeting updates from the media session.


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Be sure to check out Ringo's entire timeline for relevant Buffaloes news. Here are two things that sparked our interest:

Washington came to Colorado last season with the "athlete" tag, and played some defensive back.

Ringo also reported that Colorado kicker Will Oliver had shoulder surgery over the offseason.

For more on the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog Ralphie Report. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Football for more on the coming 2012 college season.

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Colorado Football Roster 2012: Paulay Asiata, Austin Vincent Dismissed From Team

The Colorado Buffaloes announced on Wednesday that offensive tackle Paulay Asiata and wide receiver Austin Vincent will no longer be with the team, reports Buffzone.com. Head coach Jon Embree confirmed this news to Kyle Ringo through a text message.

Both Asiata and Vincent were members of the Buffaloes' 2011 recruiting class. Asiata was, depending on which recruiting service be viewed, had Asiata rated as a three- or four-star recruit, making him the top recruit if the 2011 class. Asiata came from Honolulu, HI, to play football. Vincent was a two-star receiver from Texas.

Asiata and Vincent became academically ineligible during the fall and will move on from Colorado. However, Vincent also was suspended by the school for his arrest on charges of allegedly exposing himself in public.

Will Embree make a late push for more recruits on the offensive line and at receiver before National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1?

For more on the Buffaloes, visit Colorado blog Ralphie Report. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Football for more on the coming 2012 college season.

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Colorado Buffaloes Football 2012: Connor Wood Has Clearer Path To QB After Nick Hirschman's Surgery

Texas transfer Connor Wood now has an easier path to being the Colorado Buffaloes' starting quarterback this fall.

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