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Colorado Football 2012: Connor Wood Wants To Challenge Starting QB Jordan Webb

Jordan Webb was named the Colorado Buffaloes' starting quarterback on Wednesday, but Connor Wood plans to keep pushing him.

Wood transferred to Colorado from Texas when he didn't get the Longhorns' starting job in 2011. He had to sit out all of last season. Still, he's keeping his head up, via Brian Howell of

"Personally it's disappointing, but again, you have to look at it as what's best for the team," Wood said after Wednesday's practice. "I've got to respect coach's decision and I've got to support Jordan going into that first game and going into the rest of the games. At the same time, I've got to compete with him and drive him, too."


"I think if you look at a situation like this in my position and you feel this 'Oh, woe is me' mentality, you can't move forward," he said. "You've got to step in a positive direction. It's going to be hard for the first couple of days kind of getting used to it, but again you've got to step forward and the past is the past and you've got to support Jordan again and be a good teammate."

With Webb officially the starter, Wood is battling Nick Hirschman to be his backup.

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