A quarterback competition is shaping up for the Colorado Buffaloes in 2012, but it won't included highly touted freshman Shane Dillon. Head coach Jon Embree said on Monday the new quarterback will likely redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery in February. While Dillon recovers, it appears that Connor Wood, Jordan Webb and Nick Hirschman will engage in a three-man race to become Colorado's starting signal caller.
Webb is considered the favorite by some, if only because he's the only member of the trio with previous starting experience. Webb spent two seasons as the starter for the Kansas Jayahawks, but decided to transfer to Colorado after Charlie Weis arrived in Lawrence and former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist declared he would join him.