I thought he was coaching at Pitt or was that some other guy? That's a good move for Crist however. Also glad he is not going to Rent a Quarterback U - Wisconsin.
Dayne Crist to transfer to Kansas
I don't think thats a fair label- to my knowledge Russell Wilson was the first "rental" QB they've signed.
This was the first Badger QB - or other major player - rental in the last two decades (my memory of Badgers' 80's football is limited to Al Toon and Al Toon only). And Wilson was a model citizen, loved by his teammates and fans. He did not adopt a holier-than-thou atttiude and was the ultimate team player. The QB situation at UW lent itself perfectly for Wilson to step in, and they were very fortunate to pick him up since their QB depth chart was littered with freaky, lingering injuries. They may even start a true frosh next year at QB (B. Houston), so they actually would probably love to pick up Russell Wilson version 2 in the off-season (and then I would definitely accuse them of being rental-mongers!).
Now is it Chryst to Kansas, and Crist to Pitt, or versa-visa?!??
Why's Weis need another coach at KU??
For Chryst’s sake I wish someone would get this straight.
I think it's a foolish move. Weiss is not a good coach. He escaped him once and now goes back for more?
Probably can't get enough of Charlie's personality. The man is just enjoyable to be around.
He wants to get back to having a schematic advantage every game.
It's not Crist's choice. He was just caught by Charlie's orbital pull. Hello free return trajectory!!!
"The man is just enjoys being round"?
I wonder how long until the Brady Capital runs out (Weiss' street cred earned from having "turned" Tom Brady into a superstar) . . .
Hasn't it already? I mean, when he sucked as a HC at ND and then the Pats' offense got better after he left, isn't that enough? Brady seems to be doing fine without him.
Now, whoever the Pats' DC was, he might be worth something.
If you mean Romeo Crennel, I raise an eyebrow at you in order to communicate "Not sure if serious."
I believe Crennel's most recent outing resulted in beating an undefeated Packers team.
He's on the path to greatness.
Granted, he WAS coaching in Cleveland (and if there's a worse job in football someone please inform me of it), but even by North Shore standards, Crennel was pretty abysmal as a HC. However, I do give him credit for being an above-average coordinator.
I would rather coach the Browns than the Bengals.
You might be right; at least the Browns don't have half their team incarcerated at any given moment. On the other hand, the Browns are more historically and helplessly bad than the Bengals are. Two winnings seasons since their return in '99? That's grim.
I would rather avoid Ohio all together.
least have an ownership that has a clue and gives a crap. But it's kinda like comparing two tire fires. And folks wonder why the buckeyes are the top pro football fanbase in ohio??
Hey now! Notre Dame fans told me for years that Tom Brady never would have won all those Super Bowls if it weren't for Charlie Weiss. So how could this be a bad move?
Irish fans couldn't possibly be full of crap, could they?
Only as full as the porta-johns around the big house.
he knows charlies schematic advantages - it will be a much easier transition for him than going somewhere that he has learn a new offense for only one season of play. Very smart move - the guy only has one year.
It isn't all that hard for Weis really....
It's not a rational choice, it's gravitational force. Can't fight physics.
He only has one year to prove himself. Now he gets to do it with a coach he obviously likes, a pro system with a playbook that he already knows, and a conference that has a history of giving up a shit load of passing yards.
Also, Lawrence is a great place.
come to the NCAA
Crist was fooled into believe Weis the first time...why not twice?
Whatever, Crist was always a mediocre talent. Kansas, Wisky, who cares.
Wow, Notre Dame to Kansas. Looks like both Weis and Crist were way overrated.
"DAYNE, WHY DON'T YOU LIKE PURPLE FACE?"
"To Hell with Notre Dame" -Charlie Weis convincing Crist to transfer
Not really surprising. After Wisconsin, Kansas was the media's next gues for where he would go since Chuck got hired there.
Good news for the Jayhawks, though. A great QB? No. An upgrade? Yes.
He was just hitting his last two years of eligibility this year (the time you can/should expect a QB to finally hit his stride) and got benched after throwing one interception in the season opener (despite moving the team up and down the field fairly well).
The guy was really mismanaged by Kelly. I don't know what the talent around him will be able to do, but the guy has talent and if his comfortable in the offense and gets to play he should be a fairly high draft pick next year.
As horrible of a college coach as Weis was/is, he does have a undeniable skill of taking mediocre (yet highly recruited) QB's like Brady Quin/Sunshine Clausen and getting them drafted. Wise decision on the part of Crist.
Man, Iowa State blogs must be going nuts right about now.
You mean Iowa State blog. I can't see them having more than one blog.
Dayne is a serious chubby chaser.
So who's quarterbacking the Pitt Panthers??? I'm so confused
I doubt that Crist had much of a say in it. Charlie's FUPA has it's own gravitational pull.
I don't think this really affects Notre Dame. Rees is their starting QB. Crist didn't really factor into their plans. I think Barkley staying at USC is the potentially bigger news. That means that ND is for sure losing to USC in addition to probably losing to Michigan and Oklahoma. USC should be the favorite to win the Pac-12 South next season.
We could see USC in the Rose Bowl next year.
Has that been announced?
Matt has a press conference scheduled in a couple of hours and I haven't heard anything one way or the other.
There was speculation that Crist might end up at SC if Barkley turned pro, so maybe the OP is inferring that because he didn't end up there that means Barkley is staying. Not sure I buy that though, since he could very well have chosen a place with his former coach where he has a clearer path to the starting QB job even if SC was still a possibility.
The Buzz on Twitter is that he's staying. Nothing is for certain right now. His announcement will be at 4 PM on ESPN.
The power of Crist compells you. Merry Cristmas.
Man, this may be a once in a generation chance for Purdue, Illinois, or even Indiana to win the "Why is Wisconsin here" division. OSU ineligible, PSU a hot mess with a first year coach, Wisconsin with no QB (they may be starting a true freshman) and most of their skill talent gone to the NFL.
Charlie's last name is Weis.
Also, some friendly reminders: Troy's last name is "Woolfolk" not "Woolfork" and there's only one "m" in "Hemingway."
Those are the only spelling corrections I have to make for now. I'm not sure how we can still spell names incorrectly that we've all seen thousands of times by now.
But I can't wait until Joe Boldin, Caleb Ringer, and Jared Wilson get to campus.
Don't forget Eric Magnuson and Andre Pipkens.
So, it wasn't Ernest Hemmingway who wrote "A Farwell To Arms", right?
Went through 2 season ending knee injuries, had to learn a new system, then had coach purple face pull him after 1 half for a QB that can't stop handing the ball to the other team.
I'm glad he gets to reunite with a coach that he obviously looks up to and respects. Say what you want about Weis, he put 2 quarterbacks in the first 2 rounds. I'm just glad Wisconsin can't continue having hired guns under center.
Wisconsin heads asplode
I'm dreaming of a Weis Crist-mas....
Death to Kansas
Haha now they get Jake Heaps too. QBU in Lawrence!
It is reasonable to conclude that the transfer of Dayne Crist to Kansas is occuring largely if not solely because he will have a better opportunity to be the starting QB on the football team and because he may have a better rapport with the head coach, Charlie Weis.
Clearly playing football and being a starting QB is very important to him and outweighs the other aspects of the schools. Yet, we still have a lot of archaic rules about transferring and eligibility. Let's look at it from another standpoint - what if Dayne Crist wasn't a QB but a theoretical physics major. He goes to ND expecting to study string theory under the famous professor XYZ. After he enrolls he finds that professor XYZ is leaving to be the new chair at another school and the new professor is a string theory critic. No one would find it odd for him to transfer to the new school to continue his studies under professor XYZ.
1. The top players view their sports careers and training just like the students look at their degrees and concentrations.
2. Why should they be penalized for moving to the places they believe (right or wrong) may help them further their sports ambitions.
3. After any leadership change, any school should offer to release its players.