Jordan Webb Named 2011 Starting QB

As the offseason draws to a close and the season opener comes closer and closer Turner Gill has ended the speculation and finally named a starter: Jordan Webb.  Webb started 7 games last year Completing 56.5% of his passes for 1,195 yards with 7 TDs and 8 INTs.  Webb was a true freshmen and was surrounded by a mediocre team that was injury depleted and he had to follow up possibly the greatest QB (statistically) in KU history.

Once the problems stated with Brock Berglund it was apparent that Webb would at least start the season as #1 on the depth chart.  The season may not end with Webb at the helm, but by all accounts he has looked much better in camp so far than he did last year.  He is not the shaky, indecisive player he was last year, but word has it that he is actually much more comfortable and looks to take that next step as a QB this year.


This is not the ‘sexy’ move for the team but it might be the best.  Whether or not Webb ends the season as the starter is not necessarily as important as it is to have some stability on the team.  If the team comes out and establishes an identity and has shown they can be stable with a different QB, then the switch might be made.  However, Webb could come out, play well, and be a big part of that stability and that would be his ticket to be starter for the rest of the year.  Ultimately, that might be best to get the other QBs on the roster time to learn the system and then the true competition could take place next year.

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