Veteran duo battling for CU Buffs starting QB job

Three weeks from now, the Colorado football team will be in game mode, preparing to face the UCLA Bruins in the season opener on Nov. 7.

At some point soon, they’ll have to decide which quarterback will start that game. Four practices into preseason camp, the Buffaloes have seemingly narrowed that competition to two: senior Sam Noyer and junior Tyler Lytle.

“We’ve put Sam and Tyler in a really good competition mode,” CU quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf said after Monday’s practice. “They’ve been splitting reps and alternating ones and twos every day and every period, so it’s a real even battle that way.”