While the college football world waits on Davis Webb to make a definitive call on where he'll play his final season, Colorado continues to remain confident that the quarterback will be in Boulder this fall.
During a Pac-12 coaches conference call on Tuesday, CU head coach Mike MacIntyre reaffirmed his belief that Webb, a transfer from Texas Tech, will play for the Buffs this season.
"I talk to Davis Webb basically every day, almost every night and he has told me every time he is definitely coming to Colorado," MacIntyre said. "I don't have any other reason to think why he wouldn't."
Webb, who lost his starting job at Texas Tech to Patrick Mahomes, announced in December that he would graduate in May and transfer to another school. As a graduate transfer, he can play right away this fall.
On Jan. 27, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Webb gave a verbal commitment to Colorado, picking the Buffs over several other Power Five conference schools. About a week later, he signed a financial aid agreement, which didn't bind him to his decision, but did allow the Buffs to publicly talk about him.
NCAA rules allow a transfer to continue being recruited until arriving on campus at his new school. Other schools have continued to contact Webb, but he told Buffzone.com in late March that he was fully committed to the Buffs.
Then, he spent the weekend of April 8-10 visiting the Cal campus in Berkeley, Calif., and over the past few weeks there's been plenty of speculation about Webb playing for the Bears this year instead of the Buffs.
"I just don't like the rule," MacIntyre said. "He signed the financial aid agreement and then everybody else can still recruit him and badger him and try to manipulate him, which I do not agree with. I think that is wrong, but that is the way the rule is. But I believe he will still be here at Colorado."
Webb played in 23 games (14 starts) at Texas Tech, throwing for 5,557 yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He was the MVP of the 2013 Holiday Bowl.
Webb could be a key piece for CU, in part because of the uncertainly over the health of senior quarterback Sefo Liufau. A three-year starter who is 13 yards shy of the school's career passing record, Liufau suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot on Nov. 13, and his status for this season is still unclear. Liufau has thrown for 7,397 yards, 49 touchdowns and 29 interceptions during his career.
If the Buffs don't get Webb, and Liufau is not ready to go, the reins of the offense are likely to be handed to redshirt freshman Steven Montez. Although he had a good spring, Montez has yet to play a game in college.
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