I'm so confused. I just checked UW's football web site and scanned the roster bios. Wilson is listed as a Communications major. I thought in order for him to transfer and immediately play at UW, he had to enroll as a grad student with a major/program not offered at NC State! I find it difficult to believe NC State doesn't offer a communications graduate degree. I'm missing something here.
Dayne Crist to Wisconsin?
Wilson's profile is still up on the NC St. web site. He's listed as a communications major. I'm now mega-confused.
It will be nice that the Brooks Bollinger Memorial 8th-year Senior Award will return home to its rightful place in Madtown.
Also, and not apropos of this particular issue, Bielema is a douche.
With all of the new double-barrelled names for B1G awards, I think it is now the "Brooks Bollinger-Todd Boeckman 8th-year Senior Award."
might want to throw Junior Hemingway's name on that award.
Not sure how many years Bollinger spent at Wisconsin, but Boeckman both redshirted and grey shirted at OSU, making him a sixth year senior.. Hemingway only took a medical RS so your argument is invalid.
so it's not a transfer. I believe he'll have a BBA from ND so any MBA concentration that Wisconsin has that ND does not offer will allow him to play for the Badgers.
Does ND have to release him if he already has his degree? Can he just tell Kelly adios?
I thought the NCAA was closing the grad-school loophole, no?
How is it a loophole?
I think if the NCAA did in the recently announced proposed changes, it doesn't take effect for a few years.
I think Crist can just peace out on Kelly because he has his degree. A quick scan of the Russell Wilson situation ought to give you that definitive answer since he went through the exact same thing.
If this continues, Wisconsin is just going to have to recruit one or two sucky backup quarterbacks to play in case the Angry Fifth Year Senior of the Year gets hurt.
Seriously, this isn't a bad plan for the Badgers. They build up the offensive line, get good running backs, and then just advertise that "Hey, if you're a disgruntled senior quarterback, just get your ass to Lincoln, we'll win a bunch of games by handing off the ball, and you'll be a hero." If nothing else, it's a unique approach to college football.
Just an FYI the Badgers play in Madison, Wisconsin not Lincoln, Nebraska.
Yeah, well, there's a little sandwich shop near Camp Randall called "Lincoln's." It's pretty obscure. You wouldn't know it.
Okay, okay, I screwed up. Geography was never my strong suit. I can't even name all 35 states.
It is Mickies Dairy Bar, not Lincoln's.
I walk by this joint every day. Stick-to-your ribs greasy food, huge breakfast platters, and real milkshakes.
As a bonus, your second picture caught a glimpse of the Camp Randall Football Phallis statue on the left side. Nicely done!
A net-gain for Michigan. Rees may be "steadier" than Crist. Ultimately, though, he's Matt McGloin in green. Crist, despite his weird lapses, has been terrific at times -- including last year's Michigan game (until he got knocked out). Granted, last year most QBs looked good against M. But still. The kid's got skills. I suspect Kelly just eroded Crist's confidence. He can start fresh at Wisconsin, where he'll play OSU but not M (unless they meet in Indy).
I also heard Wisconsin is interested in getting Terrelle Pryor eligible for 2013.
False. It's bauserman.
I hope Crist goes and has a fantastic season. One, because ND fans would be piiiiised. 2 because it would help get rid of the Buckeye high, hopefully.
ND fans won't be pissed. He was a great guy with a great team attitude. In fact the majority of us wish him well if this is true.
Everett Golson is also on the roster, his offer list was very impressive, and he is the perfect mix of skills for Kelly's spread. Not to mention they're still in the running for Gunner Kiel.
Judging by Golson's offer list, I would say the only thing that kept him as a 3 star recruit would be his size.
Brian Kelly is such jackass. They are going to have a tough year next year, especially if they have another first-year starter. And they lose Te'o and most of their defensive playmakers and RBs.
In the last 10 years, ND coaches have been on the hotseat for 8.
Because he is a junior...
While I agree that next year is going to be tough, the biggest loss is Floyd. As for our secondary we lose Gary Gray. Yes, that Gary Gray. So its a +1 for ND.
I would not call it losing Gary Gray. In fact, I am sure most around campus will be there when he drives way.....FOREVER. The problem with ND is that they changed offenses and got away from the Cincy offense which was pretty successful last year in its modifed form. Teo should stay because....he is not all that great.
Smith is a 5th year senior, Blanton is a senior, and so is Jamoris Slaughter. As for Gary Gray, he may get lost in coverage, but from what I saw it seemed like he was a solid tackler in run support.
Dayne Crist to Wisky would be interesting
I'd call ending a 10 year losing streak in Southern Cal a pretty big win. I don't care who the quarterback was.
The MSU team that you lost to this year?
Thought Keil was now considering ND. Maybe that's part of the equation, too, for Crist.
You worried? I'm not unless Michael Floyd somehow comes back.
just another qb for BWC to smash next year ala Brady Quinn/Branch
What makes u think rees would ever transfer though..? If crist is gone he will be starting next yr possibly teo.
And wow. I really respect madision as a great football program but if they keep doing this "we welcome grad students. We are a great one yr nfl showcase place to be"
Sounds more like SEC with their high juco transfer rate.
Tommy's starting days are over. He won't transfer, but he certainly won't be the starter next year in South Bend.
Random, but does getting 1-year mercenaries who subsequently graduate actually boost Wisconsin's APR score? Or do grad students not count?
i wish jason forcier did this for Michigan a few years ago...
As an ND fan, I'd be happy to see Dayne get another chance. Supposedly he's a terrific person.
to start for Wisconsin, would this be considered the second coming of Crist?
All of the points.
Rees isn't going anywhere and Crist was done this year anyways. Its not a blow to ND at all. After Rees is Hendrix and then Golson. Both of those guys can run BKs offense and are mobile. Add to the fact that Kiel will be committing to ND any day and the QB position is looking good.
Is Wisconsin's cupboard that bare at QB that they have to do this every year?
Seriously? Is this an intentional recruiting method that only evil Badger Genius Bret "No Smiles" Bielema is on to? Wait until Big State pisses off highly touted QB; lure him to Lake Mendota with the promise "Jump Around;" and watch the awesome cheese curd infused tailgating/training table magic happen.
That would really suck. I guess the badgers are the new last stop for the senior year transfer dude.
I have always thought Crist has potential. I could see him doing well at Wisc. Maybe we play him in next year's title game.
But Brian Kelly sucks. Terrible game coach, and clearly is not managing the ND program either. I know many people think he's great. They are wrong.
I love that Dennard f's ND up every year. Go Blue!
The Yankees (or Red Wings)?!