Laviska Shenault

Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault torched Nebraska last year in the Huskers' loss to the Buffs. 

LINCOLN — Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault caught 10 passes for 177 yards and the winning touchdown against Nebraska last season.

“It’s Where’s Waldo, right?” Chinander said Tuesday. “We always have to know where that cat’s at. And just because you know where he’s at doesn’t mean you know what’s about to go on.”

Chinander called Shenault one of the best wide receivers in college football, if not the best.

“You always have to understand where he’s at and how we can work out calls to benefit us when he’s in the slot, when he’s at X, when he’s in the backfield, when he’s at tight end. We gotta know where he’s at,” Chinander said.

But even with that, the CU offense doesn’t run as well without senior quarterback Steven Montez. As a junior, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound QB completed 33 of 50 passes against NU for 351 yards and three touchdowns.

In the Buffs’ opener against Colorado State, he completed 13 of 20 passes for two scores in a 52-31 win.

“Shenault is an unbelievable player, but Montez makes that thing work,” Chinander said. “He controls the offense, he can make all the throws, he made some unbelievable throws last year against us. So we gotta keep him in the pocket, we gotta get the pass rush on him, we gotta get our hands up, but he’s a good player.”

More from practice: 

» Center Cam Jurgens spoke to the media for the first time. The redshirt freshman said all the mistakes he made in game one — particularly the high snaps — are correctable. 

» Left tackle Brenden Jaimes said the offensive line didn't feel proud of Saturday's effort, and they've attacked this week of practice differently. The mistakes up front were generally caused when four guys did the right thing, and one guy did the wrong thing, he said. 

» Jovan Dewitt's 4-year-old daughter made cupcakes with pink frosting for the punt return unit to celebrate JD Spielman's 76-yard punt return touchdown. Safety Marquel Dismuke was given an extra cupcake after declining to blow up a defender on a block, which would've been a penalty and negated the play. 

» Dewitt said he was pleased with the punt placement of Isaac Armstrong, and called walk-on freshman Dylan Jorgensen's first game at kicker "average." He shanked the 31-yard field goal attempt, but was pretty good on kickoff placements, Dewitt said.