Friday, March 16, 2012
Another Big 12 QB headed to Boulder?
By ESPN.com staff
Texas transfer Connor Wood is fighting to win the starting job at Colorado this spring, but he may soon be joined by another Big 12 quarterback.
Jordan Webb started all 12 games at Kansas last season but left the Jayhawks after Charlie Weis arrived with Dayne Crist (Notre Dame transfer) and Jake Heaps (BYU transfer) in tow.
Webb's opportunity to start looked minimal, and now he tells the Boulder Daily Camera he's looking at Colorado.
Webb told the Camera in an interview today he is interested in the Buffs because he sees opportunity in Boulder. None of the active quarterbacks on the CU roster this spring have ever played in a college game. Sophomore Nick Hirschman is out this spring after undergoing surgery on his broken right foot, but when he returns this summer, he only adds five partial games of experience to the group.
"That's the main reason I'm leaving Kansas because I want playing time or at least an opportunity for it and if I go in and work hard at learning the offense and things like that I could have a good shot," Webb said.
The experience he earned at KU, along with more offensive weapons, could make it a good move for Webb. And what a weird quarterback competition that would be, no?
Two Big 12 transfers vying for a job at an old Big 12 school?
Webb, a Union, Mo., native, said he's planning on spending two days in Boulder. He'll graduate from Kansas in May, which allows him to transfer without sitting out an NCAA-mandated season, as long as he enrolls in a graduate program not offered at Kansas. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Webb threw for 1,884 yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2011.