Jon Embree encouraged by Shane Dillon's progress

Doug Pensinger

Head coach John Embree said he was encouraged by redshirt freshman QB Shane Dillon's progress while rehabbing from shoulder surgery.

Colorado Buffaloes head coach John Embree had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and spoke about the progress of freshman quarterback Shane Dillon. Dillon, a highly regarded recruit from California, had shoulder surgery in February and was redshirted for his first year in Boulder. Embree gave an update on Dillon, and unlike a lot of other things around Colorado football, his progress sounds encouraging:

"Shane has been practicing, his arm is getting stronger. He has shoulder surgery, we have been cautious working him back. His shoulder gets stronger every week, I think Jon [Major] can probably say some things because he sees him every week, but he does a really good job of giving us a look on scout team, whether it is being a running quarterback or running the ball."

Embree also said that Dillon's rebuilding his strength in the weight room.

Colorado could really use a healthy Dillon next season as their quarterbacking situation in 2012 has left a lot to be desired. Jordan Webb, Nick Hirschmann, and Connor Wood have all seen time this season, with Webb seeing the largest share. He's completed 55% of his passes for 1401 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Both Hirschmann and Wood have both thrown more interceptions than they have touchdowns.

The Buffs take on Washington on Saturday.

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