Quarterback Jordan Webb #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks scrambles as David Garrett #27 of the Kansas State Wildcats defends during the game at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
3 Total Updates since May 14, 2012
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The recently-transferred QB Jordan Webb spoke with B.G. Brooks of CUBuffs.com on Thursday, and the former Kansas Jayhawks signal-caller expressed his confidence in learning the Buffaloes offense quickly and effectively:
"I'm really confident in my ability to pick it up," [Webb] said. "I think I can do it pretty fast . . . I've learned a few offenses in my career and a lot of it's the same stuff - just switching terminology and maybe some different responsibilities at the quarterback position."
Webb spent three season at Kansas, including his redshirt freshman campaign. He earned considerable playing time in his second and third seasons with the school, throwing for over 1000 years in each of those years.
He finished his 2011 NCAA season with a 63.7 completion percentage and a 126.7 passer rating, but the team had a 2-10 record. And when new coaches, led by Charlie Weis, took over the program, Webb elected to leave for the Colorado Buffaloes.
11 months ago Update 0 comments
Make no mistake, Jordan Webb is transferring to the Colorado Buffaloes to play football. The quarterback received significant playing time for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2010 and 2011, finishing his final season in Lawrence with 1,884 yards, 13 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of 63.7. Now he's set to meet with Colorado coaches and academic advisers with an eye on being admitted to graduate school in Boulder at some point in July.
Said Webb of his decision to attend Colorado:
"That's the whole reason I wanted to transfer," Webb told the Journal-World in regards to trying to earn the starting job in Boulder. "I wanted to go somewhere where I felt like I had that opportunity."
Webb has to be considered the favorite going into the season based on experience alone. He will be one of six quarterbacks in camp for the Buffaloes, but only Nick Hirschman has played a college game.
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Colorado Buffaloes head coach Jon Embree is facing life with a new quarterback this fall and after spring practice he still doesn't have a started named ... yet. While Connor Wood is the presumptive leader, he will battle with Nick Hirschman during fall camp. The two of them will likely face a third competitor in Jordan Webb, who is still expected to transfer from the Kansas Jayhawks once he graduates at the end of May, reports Kyle Ringo of Buffzone.com.
As Ringo points out, as well, true freshman quarterback Shane Dillon might also get a chance to compete since Embree has not yet definitively said if the signal caller will use a redshirt this year on the Boulder campus.
As it stands, the Buffaloes quarterbacks will have an experience gap until Webb comes in. One way or another, Webb will bring starting experience to the position even if he doesn't emerge as the starter. Webb is a 60.6 percent career passer for 3,079 yards. He threw for 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in two years with the Jayhawks.