With the degradation in current starting quarterback Connor Wood's play over the last two games some fans have started to get antsy about the state of the position. True freshmen Sefo Liufau has been listed as the backup quarterback for the four games so far but has yet to see the playing field and still has his redshirt intact. A contingent of Buffs supporters would love to see Liufau get his shot this year because Wood has struggled and football fans almost always think the grass is greener with QB 2.
During his press conference today Coach Mac made it look pretty clear that we won't be seeing Liufau this year if he can help it and instead announced the return of the one option that many fans aren't looking forward to seeing.
#CUBuffs coach Mike MacIntyre says Jordan Webb is probably ready to play and might be the first guy off the bench to save Liufau's redshirt— Kyle Ringo (@KyleRingo) October 8, 2013
"He was cleared three weeks ago but I wanted to make sure he was moving right," MacIntyre on Jordan Webb.— William Whelan (@William_Whelan) October 8, 2013
Jordan Webb's career with the Buffaloes has been a roller coaster ride with a lot more ups than downs but his return will provide some sorely needed depth at the position. I know a lot of us have hopes of seeing Liufau lead the team this season but his redshirt needs to stay on and we will be happy that he didn't play (injuries not withstanding) over the next few years.
We saw Connor Wood improve thanks to a revamped coaching staff. Maybe, just maybe we will see the same with Jordan Webb.