News:Nick Hirschman transferred from Colorado to Akron, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: A player going from a BCS team to a non-AQ squad would normally get the benefit of the doubt in a positional battle, but Nick Hirschman is probably no better than 50-50 to beat Kyle Pohl to the starting quarterback role at Akron. Hirschman has modest recruiting pedigree and failed at Colorado.
Colorado's Hirschman Throws Four INTs in Loss to Utah
News:Nick Hirschman completed 30-of-51 passing for 306 yards, one touchdowns and four interceptions Friday as Colorado fell to Utah 42-35 at home in Boulder.
Analysis: Thanks to Nick Hirschman's four interceptions Friday, Utah found itself doubling its total number of pickoffs for the 2012 season. The sophomore finishes Colorado's most disappointing season since 1890 55-of-93 passing for 589 yards, two touchdowns and a total of seven interceptions.
Colorado's Hirschman (Concussion) Questionable Against Washington
News:Nick Hirschman suffered a concussion last week against Arizona and is listed as questionable for Saturday against Washington, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Nick Hirschman played well in his first start last week, but would be replaced by Connor Wood Saturday against Washington if not cleared to play. Coach Jon Embree said that a decision won't be reached until Thursday at the earliest.
Colorado's Hirschman Completes 12-of-13 in First Start at QB
News:Nick Hirschman completed 12-of-13 passing for 123 yards and an interception Saturday as Colorado fell to Arizona 56-31 on the road in Tucson.
Analysis: Both Nick Hirschman and Connor Wood each saw playing time for the Buffaloes in Saturday's loss, but it was the latter who ended earning Colorado's only passing touchdown for the day. Expect the back-and-forth at quarterback to continue for Jon Embree's squad for the remainder of the 2012 season, leaving little or no value for fantasy owners.
News:Nick Hirschman will start against Arizona on Saturday, BuffZone.com's Kyle Ringo reports.
Analysis: The Colorado offense has been an absolute atrocity this year, so it's difficult to summon any optimism for Nick Hirschman this week.
Embree - Hirschman or Connor Wood Will Start at QB v. Arizona
News: Head coach Jon Embree told members of the media Tuesday that either Nick Hirschman or Connor Wood will start at quarterback in place of Jordan Webb this Saturday at Arizona, Buffzone.com reports.
Analysis: Colorado, now 1-8, is looking to ignite a spark on offense with a new face under center , but neither Nick Hirschman or Wood will likely offer little value for fantasy owners.
News:Nick Hirschman completed 7-of-16 passing for 64 yards Saturday as Colorado fell to Oregon 70-14 on the road in Eugene.
Analysis: Hirchman took over for starter Jordan Webb after the latter opened the game 7-of-11 passing for 31 yards. Neither looks to hold any type of fantasy value moving forward.
News: Colorado freshman quarterback Nick Hirschman started Saturday, but gave way early to Tyler Hansen, who was coming back from a concussion. Hirschman was 4-of-7 for 52 yards during his stint while Hansen was 22-of-35 for 285 yards, a touchdown and two picks.
Analysis: It looks like Hansen, who came through the game just fine, is back at the helm. He's a guy who can put up big numbers, but has been maddeningly inconsistent this season.
News: Colorado redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Hirschman has been taking the first team reps this week as the Buffs coaching staff awaits word on starter Tyler Hansen.
Analysis: Hirschman played the second half of the loss to Oregon and, though overmatched, showed some promise. At this point, it's probably a 50-50 proposition that he'll get the call this week. Hansen is dealing with concussion protocols, so we won't know anything about him until Thursday.
News: Colorado starting quarterback Tyler Hansen went to the locker rom in the second quarter after being sandwiched on a scramble. Backup Nick Hirschman finished up the half.
Analysis: No news on what the injury was or how severe.
News: Colorado backup quarterback Nick Hirschman is expected back from last week's ankle injury sometime next week. Hirschman has been named the team's No. 2 quarterback, so he certainly needs some reps just in case Tyler Hansen goes down.
Analysis: Hirschman's ankle injury was worse than first suspected, causing the long shelf time. He's a capable No. 2, but there is concern about Hansen's durability and with a trip to Hawaii on the slate for Sept. 3, Hirschman needs to be ready.
News: Colorado backup quarterback Nick Hirschman will be out a week to 10 days after injuring his ankle and foot in Monday's practice.
Analysis: Colorado quarterback coach Rip Scherer said Hirschman has come a long way since last year and looks like a solid backup to starter Tyler Hansen. Word is he should be ready for the team's opener at Hawaii.