September 20, 2006

Tight ends striving for increased impact

BOULDER, Colo. - Fingers have been pointed at the quarterback, the wide receivers and the offensive line. The Buffaloes' futility on offense early this season has been well documented.

The tight end position has also suffered some growing pains.

Joe Klopfenstein and Quinn Sypniewski, who are both now with NFL teams, combined for 13 catches and 206 yards through the first three games in 2005 and they finished the season with 62 receptions.

Through three games this season, the Buff tight ends have reeled in five passes for 67 yards.

"In terms of effort they are doing great, execution wise and communication wise we have to pick it up a little bit," tight ends coach Kent Riddle explained. "There is always a ton of room for improvement, just like every other position on the team."

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