Also headed to Colorado is Arizona defensive line coach Mike Tuiasosopo, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Tuiasosopo, 47, is a close friend of Embree's. They met when Tuiasosopo was a high school coach in California and Embree was a CU assistant.
"He recruited a couple of our kids. We stayed friends the entire time," Tuiasosopo said in the interview with the Daily Star. "We both talked about the opportunity to work together at some point in our lives, and that's hard to do in this business."
Brown and Tuiasosopo are expected to join the CU staff by next week. They will not coach for Arizona in the Alamo Bowl against Oklahoma State.
Tuiasosopo is completing his seventh season at Arizona. During his playing days, he earned all-Columbia Conference as a tackle his junior and senior year at Pacific Lutheran in 1987-88.
"We built a program (at Arizona)," Tuiasosopo said. "That's something we have to go do now at Colorado — build a program, just like we did here."