Boulder, Colo. — Former Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb has been named starting QB at the University of Colorado.
Webb, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior, who started 19 games at KU the past two seasons, threw for 3,079 yards and 20 touchdowns with 20 interceptions and a 4-15 record.
“Each day, it was becoming more and more evident,” CU coach Jon Embree told the Denver Post, referring to Webb’s emergence as starter. “He just consistently made plays, made good decisions. He’s very accurate with his ball. I wasn’t into playing (mind) games. I was going to let the team know as soon as I made a decision. I felt good about it last night, slept on it and decided to let it go out today.”
Embree told the Post he wasn’t surprised Webb was able to pick up the offense so quickly.
“He’s a smart kid,” Embree said. “He graduated from high school (Union, Mo.) in 3 1/2 years and about the same from college. (The offense) all makes sense to him. It’s a testament to how hard he works.”
Backups Connor Wood (6-3, 225) and Nick Hirschman (6-4, 230) have three years of eligibility remaining. Webb earned a degree at Kansas in three years and was eligibile immediately.