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.