Embree wants success for seniors

Arizona will face Colorado on Saturday in a game between two teams that are struggling. Read on to see what CU coach Jon Embree thinks of the matchup.

Arizona is on the road this weekend to take on Colorado in a battle between two of the most struggling teams in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes have failed to win a conference game this season, while the Wildcats' sole conference victory came at the hands of UCLA. Despite the struggles of both teams, CU head coach Jon Embree believes it could be a good game.

"It's a great matchup, right?" Embree said.

Like many of Arizona's opponents, Embree has been enamored with the play of UA quarterback Nick Foles. The UA quarterback's accuracy has been one of his strong points and Embree acknowledges it.

"One thing that jumps out at me is how accurate he is throwing the deep ball," Embree said. "He throws the deep ball real well."

Colorado's struggles have been well documented in its first year in the Pac-12. Embree recognizes what areas his team has struggled in and knows that there must be improvement.

"We have to be better at mixing coverages and just be better at playing it," Embree said. "Sometimes it's just finding the ball; sometimes it's our technique at the line of scrimmage."

It hasn't been the most successful 4-to-5 years for the CU seniors. More than anything, Embree would like them to go out in a positive way.

"These seniors have been through a lot," Embree said. "It's been a difficult four or five years for them. I wanted them to go out with some success. I wanted them to have an opportunity to win some big games and have them mean something."

One of those seniors who has had it tough at times during his college career is quarterback Tyler Hansen. Obviously the Colorado signal caller would like to end his last few games in a positive fashion, but what else is important to him is giving the underclassmen something to build off of heading into next year.

"We want to leave these underclassmen a three-game winning streak," Hansen said. "That's what we want to do. We want to show them how to win and leave them on a winning note. We kind of have that road losing streak. That's a big deal with us. We want to end that for sure, but we want to definitely send coach Embree, his staff and all the young guys into next year with a three game winning streak."

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