Ex-Texas Tech QB Davis Webb leaves Colorado, opts for Cal

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The Colorado Buffaloes will now have to look elsewhere for a starting quarterback this season. Reports of former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb possibly transferring out of Boulder and to California were confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Webb had originally committed to Colorado in January, but he has now switched his commitment to the Cal Golden Bears. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported that Webb had informed him of the decision directly on Wednesday.

Grad transfer QB Davis Webb tells @FoxSports he will transfer to #Cal. Huge get for the Bears. https://t.co/AGqmLZkjj4

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 18, 2016

Webb is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible for his final season in college football. He will likely be a favorite to replace the record-setting Jared Goff, who was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Davis Webb started 14 combined games for the Red Raiders in 2013 and 2014 before losing the job to Patrick Mahomes. During that stretch, he threw for over 5,500 yards and 46 touchdowns against 22 interceptions.

The Golden Bears open the season on Friday, August 26 in Sydney, Australia against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

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