Thursday, August 16, 2012
Colorado still sounds bitter at Big 12
By David Ubben
Former Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb beat out former Texas QB Connor Wood to win the starting QB job at Colorado, who left the Big 12 after the 2010 season.
That season, the Buffs fired coach Dan Hawkins after his team blew a 45-17 lead in just over 11 minutes to lose to Webb and Kansas, 52-45. That was the only Big 12 win of the season for three-win Kansas, but in Webb's bio on Colorado's site, it holds a special place.
Under the section about the 2010 season, it reads:
He started seven games and played in nine overall, missing games eight through 10 after being injured against Texas A&M (which included the Colorado game where KU rallied with the aid of terrible Big 12 officiating for a 52-45 win). He completed 121-of-214 passes for 1,195 yards (7 TD/8 INT); in his first career start against Georgia Tech, he completed 18-of-29 for 179 yards and three touchdowns.
Whoa, really? The officiating wasn't great in that game but there's a handful of things wrong with this. One, who calls out officials in a player bio? Never seen anything like that before.
Two, he's your new quarterback. By calling out the refs, aren't you also diminishing the efforts of your new starting quarterback at his former school? Classy.
Webb's got to be making some kind of history here. He was a big part of Colorado's last coach getting fired, then transferred to that school and now starts for that team?
A little awkward, no?
Still. Give me a break on this one, Colorado. Refs might be powerful people, but even the worst of officials can't erase a four-touchdown lead in less than 12 minutes. The Buffs helped out a lot with that one.
I have to wonder how many people signed off on including that little jab in Webb's bio, and how many people had seen it before Webb made front-page news last night.
Additionally, I wonder how long it'll remain a part of his bio.
UPDATE (11:33 a.m. ET): Webb's bio has already been changed. It now reads: "He started seven games and played in nine overall, missing games eight through 10 after being injured against Texas A&M (which included the Colorado game; he never played against the Buffs)."