Mel Tucker instituted two “developmental periods” per week during in-season practices when he took over as the Buffs’ head coach. Each Monday and Wednesday, a section of on-field work is dedicated, not to game-planning for that week’s opponent, but to giving reps to younger guys and coaching them up.

The goal was to get them ready for 2020 and beyond, but as the season has played out the timeline has been sped up.

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Henry was born in Columbia Falls, Montana and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2015. He earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Montana in 2019. Henry joined BSN Denver as a remote staff writer in 2017, providing support to BSN's Broncos beat reporters. He interned at BSN headquarters in the summer of 2018 and accepted a full-time position after graduating from UM.