Colorado Football: Former Kansas QB Jordan Webb's Transfer Good News for Buffs

Erin Sorensen@erinsorensenContributor IJuly 3, 2012

LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 14:  Quarterback Jordan Webb #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks scrambles as David Garrett #27 of the Kansas State Wildcats defends during the game on October 14, 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Since the announcement that Charlie Weis would be the new head coach at Kansas and that he would be bringing quarterback Dayne Crist with him, a name has gotten lost in the shuffle.

That name is Jordan Webb.

Webb, who spent two seasons as the Jayhawks' starting quarterback, has decided to transfer to the University of Colorado, per Yahoo! Sports. With Crist being guaranteed the spot as KU's starting quarterback, Webb chose to move forward.

This is great news for the Buffs who were struggling to replace veteran Tyler Hansen. After other hopefuls fell through, the quarterback role was up in the air for Colorado. Webb will be a welcome sight to his new team.

Experience is Webb's strongest selling point, something that makes him desirable to the Buffs. Currently, the Colorado roster only has one other quarterback with collegiate playing time—Nick Hirschman—who is recovering from a foot injury. Webb started in all 12 games for Kansas during the 2012 season, giving him a definite edge over everyone else.

As for the other quarterbacks on the roster, Webb will provide a healthy amount of competition. Primary competition will be Hirschman, once healed, and sophomore Connor Wood.

"Obviously it increases the competition and increases the dynamic of how we're going to do into fall, in terms of reps and that sort of thing," Wood told "As I said in the offseason, as you bring in good players and better players, obviously it encourages competition because no one's spot is sealed."

Ultimately, Kansas' loss is Colorado's gain. The Buffs' quarterback void will now have a new opportunity to be filled.

Webb may have been lost in the shuffle of a new coach and quarterback at Kansas, but he may just have found a new home in the mountains.