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Jon Embree warns Colorado players about Hawaii trip

Colorado has lost 18 consecutive games outside the state of Colorado.

So when Jon Embree creates the travel squad list for the season-opener at Hawaii, he’s only interested in taking players that are legitimately going to help the Buffaloes win.

That could be 53 players.

Embree told the Daily Camera, "I`ve told the team this and you will hear me say this all the time. We can take 70 to Hawaii, but we`re not taking 70. I`m only taking guys that can play and can help us. If you can`t do what we`re supposed to do, whether it`s getting treatment or going to class, we`re not going to take them.”

"It's like I told the team. We`ve lost enough games with everybody. So there is nobody on this team that we need to go out there and lose. We can lose without them. So we`re going to try and take the guys who can help us win. Some guys have got the message, some haven`t. The ones that won`t will be here at home."

Offensive coordinator / running backs coach Eric Bieniemy offered a mere 7 clichés in 26 seconds during his post-practice thoughts early this week. (Niumatalolo is this week’s winner with 10 clichés in 26 seconds).

Bieniemy said, “Spring ball is going pretty good. Obviously you have some good days (1), you have some days where you wish you you could have been a little bit better. One thing I will say, the kids have been working their tails off (2). I’m very excited about where we are (3). Obviously, we still have a long ways to go (4). The thing that I cannot complain about is the effort and the attitude (5). The effort and the attitude has been great. It’s been positive and upbeat. (7) The thing we just want to make sure is that we keep building from there.”

Colorado will hold their Spring game next Saturday. Before the game, former Buffalo players will participate in a flag football game that will be coached by former Colorado head coaches Bill McCartney and Gary Barnett.

We've heard Barnett has been scheming.