After some speculation this week, it appears that Davis Webb is following former Texas Tech associate head coach Mike Jinks to Bowling Green, as reported by the Toledo Blade.
Webb is graduating from Texas Tech soon, so he would be eligible to play immediately for the Falcons. With that and his knowledge of the spread Air Raid, he is expected to be the starting quarterback in 2016.
Also in the Toledo Blade piece are reports of Texas Tech assistants following Jinks to Ohio, including offensive GA Kevin Kilmer as co-offensive coordinator. Marcus White, an offensive analyst, and Steven Hamby, assistant offensive line coach, are both expected to join the Bowling Green staff as well.
Over his three year career at Texas Tech, Webb has amassed 5,557 passing yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, while never having a full year at starting quarterback. In his true freshman season, Webb was in a rotation with Baker Mayfield. After Mayfield transferred away, he started the first 8 games until he went out with an ankle injury, allowing Pat Mahomes to come in and Webb never regained the starting role.
After all of the drama and controversy surrounding Kliff Kingsbury and the rash of quarterbacks transferring away, this is the best possible transfer situation. Webb is graduating from Texas Tech. He will be playing for a former Tech coach and help him build a program. The Falcons aren’t on the Texas Tech schedule. And finally, he won’t be going scorched Earth on Kingsbury and the program as he moves on to finish out his college career as a starting quarterback elsewhere. You don’t get many opportunities to play college football and Webb is trying to maximize his chances here.
Davis Webb, thank you for all you have done for Texas Tech and best of luck to you and Coach Jinks at Bowling Green.