September 26, 2006

Jackson making strides every week

After accounting for 196 yards of total offense in his first two starts behind center, Bernard Jackson broke out with 225 yards against Georgia's well respected defense last Saturday.

Eighty-five of his yards against the Bulldogs came on the ground, marking the best rushing performance by a Colorado quarterback since the Kordell Stewart days.

"I think every time we've gone out with him, he has made tremendous strides," head coach Dan Hawkins said in regards to Jackson's development behind center. "Some of them are visible and some of them aren't visible.

"Against Georgia he made some plays where he had to adjust a little bit both with his body and his mind. He has gone from barely being able to call a play to actually understanding and comprehending and having kind of a second level mode of operation."

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