Not that's it a huge surprise, but Kansas has struggled to start the 2012 season falling to Rice, TCU, and Northern Illinois. It's go without saying, but Kansas shouldn't be losing to Rice and Northern Illinois, plain and simple.
Things haven't been much better for former Big 12 mate, Colorado, who has racked up losses to Colorado State, Sacramento State, and Fresno State (by a score of 69-14, mind you).
So, what exactly is the connection here? Colorado's starting quarterback, Jordan Webb, happened to be the quarterback for Kansas during their disastrous 2011 season.
Even though Webb wasn't necessarily the crux of the problem in Lawrence last season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis all but told Webb he wouldn't have a chance at the starting position once it was official Notre Dame transfer Dayne Crist was joining the Jayhawks for his final collegiate season.
Webb decided to look around and ended up in Boulder where he won the starting job over Nick Hirschman and Texas transfer, Conner Wood.
Was it a wise choice for Weis to let Webb go? Given how many pieces both teams are missing overall, we may never for sure. But for one week at least, Webb might have left some people wondering.
On Saturday, Webb led Colorado back from a 31-14 second half deficit capping the victory with a four yard touchdown run on fourth down with only four seconds remaining to give the Buffs their first win of the season.
As you can see from the video below, talk about a crowd silencer.
For the game, Webb completed 29 of 42 passes for 345 yards, two touchdowns, and added two more scores on the ground. Not bad. It also earned him Pac-12 offensive player of the week honors.
Meanwhile, Weis' choice at quarterback, Crist, was completing 10 of 26 passes 147 yards in the Jayhawks 30-23 loss to Northern Illinois.
For the season, neither has been spectacular, but while Webb may be trending up, Crist doesn't seem to be trending at all.
For the season, Crist is completing just 48.1% of his passes for 763 yards with only two touchdowns and four interceptions. Webb has completed 56.7% of his passes for 777 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Webb is also playing behind a line that has given up 18 sacks, the most in the nation through four games.
The sample size is small, so this isn't met to jump to any conclusions. The reality is neither team may win a game the rest of the year.
Weis went with his guy and will surely ride him the rest of the way but truth be told, a quarterback change wouldn't fix everything that's broken in Lawrence anyhow.
Colorado, meanwhile, has plenty of problems of their own. After Saturday's game, however, focusing on the quarterback position can take a hiatus, at least for a week.