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Jordan Webb Named Colorado Starting QB

Jordan Webb did enough to allow head coach Jon Embree to give him the nod as the starter for the Colorado Buffaloes this fall.

The former Kansas quarterback beat out sophomores Connor Wood and Nick Hirschman in a three-way battle for the starting spot. Webb hasn’t even been on campus for more than three weeks after he joined the team in late July as a graduate student.

Webb is without question a quick learner. He had little time to learn an entire new system while competing for a starting job.

You have to like coach Embree’s confidence in the former Jayhawk.

“If I feel it’s right, I’m going with it,” Embree said. “He’s showed good discipline in taking care of the football. He makes plays.”

Webb started a total of 19 games at Kansas coming away with only a 4-15 career record. He threw for 3,079 yards and 20 touchdowns with 20 interceptions. In last years disappointing season in Lawrence, he completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 1,884 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 INTS.

Although Webb’s numbers aren’t extremely encouraging, you have to look at the talent that was around him while at Kansas. Very very poor. He’s showed he can be very accurate and make smart decisions with the football when he has time.

Initially, it was a two-way battle to replace starter Tyler Hansen. When Hirschman broke his foot in the spring, it gave Wood, a transfer from Texas, a chance to grab hold of the offense and learn the system working with the first team.

Wood clearly didn’t get the job done and now Embree has given Webb the reins to the Buffs.

Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Then Conference.

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