Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said injured senior quarterback Jordan Webb is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL he suffered in spring practices. Webb did some light running in one of the end zones during Wednesday's late practice.
Webb is not on the 105-man active roster because of his injury and because of an off-campus incident in the spring in which he was charged with assault. That case is working its way through the Boulder court system and could be resolved at some point in early to mid-September.
MacIntyre said if Webb's legal troubles are resolved and his knee continues to improve, there could come a time later in the season when he could help the Buffs on the field. MacIntyre said he is waiting to decide on what the appropriate punishment might be for Webb after the legal proceedings are completed.
"I wouldn't bring him back if I didn't think he could get well enough to help us at some time," MacIntyre said.
MacIntyre said it is also possible that Webb could sit out the fall semester entirely and transfer to a Division II program where he could play his final season of eligibility next year.