- An interesting observation from Mike Bobo about running back Carlton Thomas, the Bulldogs’ smallest player: “Carlton has never been in a green jersey his whole career here.” Green jerseys are worn at practice by players who have injuries that preclude them from contact.
- Drew Butler and Blair Walsh can’t wait to kick in Colorado’s mile-high air.
Butler visited a friend in Denver in May and took the opportunity to punt a few balls while he was there. He said they traveled about 3-5 yards longer and were in the air about two-tenths of a second longer, adding to his hang time. “When it’s humid and it’s wet here in the summer, the thick air just holds the ball down, but out there, it’s crisp and the ball flies,” Butler said. “It’s fun kicking.”
Walsh, whose career-long field goal is 53 yards at Oklahoma State in 2009, said he’d like to try a field goal of 60-plus yards in Saturday’s game and will try a kick from 70 yards in warm-ups.