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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Coachspeak — Colorado’s Jon Embree

Tuesday means the Pac-12 Coaches Conference Call, which means some thoughts from Colorado coach Jon Embree on the Huskies.

Specifically, Embree said he is impressed with UW’s offense.

“I think Sark (Steve Sarkisian) has done a good job transitioning his offense from (Jake) Locker to what he is doing with (Keith) Price,” he said. “I really like (Chris) Polk — I thnk he is a big, strong back and one of those guys as games go on he gets tronger and you can tell guys get tired of tackling him — he’s a punishing player. They’ve got a good receiving corps and a young tight end that’s on the verge of being a really, really good player. You can tell as he matures he is going to be a player to be reckoned with in this conference.”

Embree also said that UW and Stanford are two programs he has examined in looking at how he wants to rebuild Colorado.

“Those are two programs I kind of looked at when I took over, kind of the rebuilding process and different thing those teams have done or had done on their way back, be it recruiting or just different things like that,” he said.

He said with receiver Paul Richardson apparently out for at least another two weeks that it affects the Colorado offense “from a big-play capability standpoint and obviously from a coverage standpoint” but that it also provides a chance for other players to “step up and try to help fill that void.”

He also said he feels as if his team, despite a 1-5 start, is maintaining a good attitude.

“I feel like they are doing well with it,” he said. “It’s still important to them to go out and play and try to win and still important to them to compete and try to find a way to help build what we are trying to do. The seniors are trying to leave a positive legacy here for future classes and for the program to build upon and then the younger guys there is excitement for them because they are playing and every time they play and do certain things it’s a new opportunity for them so there is still a lot of enthusiasm and excitement within the program.”

You can also watch Colorado’s weekly press conference here today at 11 a.m.

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