Webb Rambles The Wreck In Career Day

Sept. 12, 2010

Kansas freshman quarterback Jordan Webb likely could not have envisioned his first collegiate start to have gone any better.

From the first snap of the game, Webb took command of the huddle and looked like a true veteran. He fired three touchdown passes to three different receivers and used eight Jayhawk receivers to march Kansas to 28 points against the 15th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

After sitting for much of the Sept. 4 game against North Dakota State, Webb rewarded Head Coach Turner Gill’s decision to start him against Georgia Tech.

“It is huge, but you just can’t be satisfied at this position especially. I am going to have to work my butt off everyday. (Sophomore quarterback) Kale (Pick) will be right on my tail the rest of the year,” said Webb.

Both Webb and Kale Pick were used in Saturday’s game.

Much of the game was a stalemate, but when plays needed to be made, the Kansas offense did not disappoint. The Kansas attack was flurried with a balance of run and pass. With the aid of a stellar running game by freshman running back James Sims, Webb was easily able to open up the field with the passing game. It was also the combination with the stifling KU defense that allowed for Webb to control the offense with plenty of time.

According to head coach Turner Gill, the guys responded well and they showed a lot of character.

“They played like you are supposed to play the game of football.” When speaking about Webb, Gill said. “He forced movement and finished drives. I love the way he responded and I liked his body language.”

The rest of the team responded well to him as well.

Looking ahead to Southern Mississippi, it is evident Webb will keep the starting job, but he will have to play in a much similar fashion to keep the winning streak alive.

The Jayhawks have a short week to prepare before they travel to Hattiesburg, Miss. for a Friday night prime time match up on ESPN.