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What the heck: Buffs to stick with Webb at QB

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Yes, it’s akin to, after thinking about replacing it with a brown one, sticking with the tan steering wheel cover on your Yugo, but still.

Sitting at 1-7, and already feeling the heat in just his second season as head coach, Colorado’s Jon Embree had toyed with the idea recently of replacing Jordan Webb under center in favor of Nick Hirschman.  The move would’ve made sense on several levels, not the least of which is the fact that Webb sits dead last among Pac-12 quarterbacks in passing efficiency.

And then there was Embree yanking Webb in the second quarter of what would become a 56-point loss to No. 2 Oregon last weekend and inserting Hirschman in his place.  Alas, it’ll be status quo for the Buffs at the position this weekend once again.

Embree confirmed Friday night through the school’s sports information department that Webb will indeed get the start Saturday against No. 15 Stanford.  The coach and his staff made the decision after reopening the QB competition in the week leading up to the Cardinal game.

Through the first eight games of the season, Webb, who transferred to CU from Kansas over the summer, has completed just over 56 percent of his pass attempts; is averaging just over 170 yards passing per game (89th in the country); and has thrown eight touchdown passes vs. seven interceptions.

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