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No shock, Dayne Crist leaving ND.
He'll go from medium purple to ripe plum when he hears this....
Brian Kelly knows one of his QBs wants to transfer? He's probably encouraging it because he'll never take another snap at ND.
Don't be surprised if it's Wisconsin ala Wilson. From what I understand, he won't have to sit a year.
He must fall under article 132.7 which states, no player should be forced to play for that big of an asshole.
He's trading one asshole for another one
Could you give me some examples of when Bielema is a dick? I agree that he is pretty dickish but he only seems dickish to me. I don't have any specific instances where I thought he was a dick.
Running up the score on Indiana last year.
Admitting to trying to hurt Mike Martin during last year's game.
Agreed. Also, if I haven't commented on the awesomeness of your picture I haven't been doing my job, which frankly, is nothing on this board.
Wasn't Bielema the coach who implied in his post-game conference last year that Denard was a showboat and not a team player and that "we would never recruit someone like that"?
If so, I would call that pretty dickish.
He's trading one asshole for another one
Medical science has made some pretty impressive strides...
I'm not saying you are wrong because I certainly am no expert in this but I was under the impression that if a player transfers he has to sit out a year unless there is a coaching change or some type of extenuating circumstance like that
He graduated. Grad School exception.
I didn't realize he was graduating this year, I was thinking he was a junior. What a relatively unremarkable career for him at ND
I could be mistaken, but I believe it's the same case as Russel Wilson where he has already finished all college courses so no sit out year is required
If you have completed your degree at one institution, and you still have eligibility left, and you are accepted into a program of *graduate study* (Masters or PhD, for example) then you don't have to sit out a year when you transfer.
I have no idea what the rationale is for this rule, but it gets used now and then. For example, when Ryan Mundy went to WVU from here he may have done this, though I might be mistaken on that one.
The rationale for the rule is the player must be enrolling in a graduate program THAT HIS ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY DIDN'T OFFER. They do not want "athletics" to interfere with a student's education. You can judge for yourself the sincerity of the "educational decisions" these just-so-happen-to-be-benched players seem to make.
It's a good rule in theory as it allows a student to continue their studies at a university that offers the program they are interested in without being forced to chose between academics and football. That the rule is usually abused rather than used for its original intent doesn't mean the rule itself is bad. I suspect a number of lower-profile players than WIlson and Crist at lower-profile schools than Wisconsin and ND have used the rule to sincerely transfer for grad studies.
On the other hand, the SEC no longer allows these transfers. I wonder how long it will before other conferences follow suit. (If Crist leads Wiscy to another conference championship, do the other Big 10 schools press for a ban?)
You don't say.
They say ND is where 5* QBs go to fade into obscurity. If he goes to Wisky, Bielema may never get another QB out of high school recruit again.
Wisconsin, MSU, USC and Stanford could/will all be losing their top QBs. Crist may be walking into one hell of a situation. Now he's not as good as Wilson, but in the right system, he may be able to help a team win and show some of that 5* rating off.
I am not sure Brian Kelly has to sign off, but I doubt he would allow a transfer to three of those four teams.
It's not really a transfer as I understand it. Crist is technically graduated.
504 double post, sorry.
I'm sure Notre Dame doesn't have a masters in packaging science so MSU would be a good fit.
the school you are at does not offer the graduate program you want, then you are allowed to go somewhere that offers it without sitting out a year.
...with Russell Wilson. He's listed as a communications major at Wisconsin. He was a communications major at NC St. Does Wisconsin offer a specialized communications grad degree that NC St. doesn't?
situation on the farm.
We would live to have a proven 3rd stringer behind Mr Morris and Mr Gardner
Wisco has Bart Houston coming in next year, 4* QB out of CA powerhouse De La Salle so this might enable them to redshirt him, I'm not sure how much eligibility Jon Budmayr has left.
Should be funny seeing him in Madison next year, as he's basically a disappointment who struggled to do much with a very good offensive unit around him. I'm sure Wiscy will talk themselves into thinking he's another Wilson, but at some the Badgers will need to develop an actual QB from within their ranks, and Crist is not some savior that it is worth delaying the inevitable.
Given his struggles I'm not sure big programs will take him. I'd say he's far more likely to end up at a more mid-level school where he can make more of an impact.
Besides, they have 4-star QB Everett Golson for the future....
I hope Chryst ends up at Wisconsin.
He might just end up as backup qb instead of a starter if he goes to a top 25 school. Then again, that's still better than his situation at ND would be next year.
Boise State would be a good spot for him
Brian Kelly responds with his trademark class:
"It's pretty much up in the air. I've got to focus on the guys that are going to be here."
That would be great for recruiting. Here's the pitch: "Come here and we'll bring in a free agent qb every year after you've redshirted and waited behind the last 2 free agent qb's we signed."