Mike MacIntyre, 10-27 in his three seasons at Colorado, needs to win to keep his job. He needs a quarterback to win. That’s not to say a quarterback is all the Buffs need, but they’re not winning without competence behind center.
So MacIntyre really needs to hang on to Davis Webb.
A graduate transfer from Texas Tech, Webb signed a financial aid agreement to join the Buffs’ roster in January, but NCAA rules allow other schools to continue recruiting the lanky gunslinger. And they have. Webb has visited Auburn and Pac-12 bunkmate California.
“I just don’t like the rule,” MacIntyre told Kevin Gemmell of ESPN.com. “He signed with us. He signed a financial aid agreement. And then everybody else can still recruit him … and try to manipulate him, which I do not agree with. I think that’s wrong. But that’s the way the rule is. But I believe he’ll still be here at Colorado.”
Colorado has a quarterback in Sefo Liufau, a 3,200-yard passer in 2014. But Liufau is still in the process of recovering from a Lisfranc foot injury he suffered at the tail end of 2015. A redshirt is still on the table for him, meaning Webb is either a nice luxury or a necessary stop gap. Colorado’s next most experienced passer is
rising sophomore Cade Aspay, who tossed three touchdowns and five picks in 92 attempts last season. senior Jordan Gehrke, who threw all of 24 passes last season.
Still, MacIntyre thinks Webb will eventually join him in Boulder.
“I talk to Davis Webb basically every day,” MacIntyre said. “Almost every night. He’s told me every time he’s definitely coming to Colorado. I don’t have any other reason to think why he wouldn’t.”