UCLA vs. Colorado: Jordan Webb 'undisputed leader' of Buffs, say Jon Embree

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Colorado head coach Jon Embree has said that Jordan Webb is the 'undisputed leader" of the Buffaloes.

Colorado head coach Jon Embree spoke to the media on Tuesday, and he had some things to say about quarterback Jordan Webb during the press conference. When asked if Webb would be playing every snap against UCLA on Saturday, Embree had the following to say:

We will keep doing it, and if it's a situation where we feel like we can get Connor some reps, we will always be looking for that, in the right situation. It has to be the right situation or scenario to do that with Connor. But there is no doubt he (Jordan Webb) is the undisputed leader on the team and the number one quarterback.

He also had the following to say when asked about the team's belief in Webb after this past week's performance:

I don't know if he had to lead us to a win to get that, but I think that just adds to his package. He has that swagger about him in practice, he had that in training camp whether we were doing a two minute drill, a third down drill, whatever it was, he had that swagger and carried himself in that manner. It's great for him to get that and get the award (Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week) because he took a couple shots in that game and for him to bounce back and really only miss one play because of some of the hits he was taking. That talks about his toughness but more his attitude about being out there and wanting to lead the team to victory.

The junior quarterback has completed 56.7 percent of his throws this season for 777 yards. He thrown for six touchdoans and three interceptions while leading the Buffaloes' offense.

Connor Wood has attempted only 16 passes thus far in 2012 for Colorado, completing only six of them while throwing a pair of interceptions. The 1-3 Buffs are scheduled to kickoff against UCLA at 4 p.m. MT on Saturday, with the game being aired on the Pac-12 Network.

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