Colorado, a Pac-12 football team that can’t afford a lot of surprises, took another hit Tuesday at the quarterback spot, a place where the Buffs have gotten used to setbacks. Shane Dillon, a 6-5 redshirt freshman whom the Denver Post says received offers out of high school from Ohio State, Miami and Florida State, announced he is transferring to try to play college basketball.
It’s been a thoroughly weird few months for the downtrodden Buffs at quarterback. In the spring, former Kansas transfer Jordan Webb, who had come on and played creditably last season, suffered a non-contact ACL tear. That elevated Nick Hirschman to co-starter with Texas transfer Connor Wood coming out of spring — right up until Hirschman announced shortly after spring ended that he was transferring (eventually to Akron).
And now Dillon. In the first year of coach Mike McIntyre, it appears to drop the job squarely into the lap of Wood, who in seven games of 2012, went 21 of 42 with four interceptions and a touchdown. But it could provide an opening for Bellarmine High incoming freshman Sefo Liufau.