LAWRENCE -- It appears that former KU quarterback Jordan Webb will get more than just a fresh start at Colorado.
After officially transferring to the school earlier this summer, Webb has been named as the starting quarterback in his first season in Boulder, according to
a report Wednesday evening
in the Boulder Daily Camera. Webb, a junior, beat out potential starters Connor Wood and Nick Hirschman for the position.
CU coach Jon Embree, the father of KU walk-on receiver Connor Embree, had a little fun with the choice, offering this coded message in a tweet earlier in the day: "Buff fans do you like Sunflower Seeds? The Buffalo is the official animal of what state?"
Webb, of course, left the KU program during the spring after quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps followed Charlie Weis to Kansas. A native of Union, Mo., he originally came to the program in 2009 and started seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 after beating out Kale Pick for the spot. He threw for 1,884 yards with 13 TDs and 12 interceptions in 2011.
Now he finds himself in a situation that looks a lot like, well, the one Crist is facing at Kansas. Webb will be guiding another program that has fallen on hard times recently. And the Buffaloes are counting on his experience to give them an instant boost. At the very least, he’ll be on the field — something that would not have happened had he stayed at Kansas.