Former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist will be the next quarterback at Kansas, he tweeted today. The 5th year Senior will be eligible to play right away due to a rule that states a player can transfer and be eligible immediately if his new school has a graduate program that his old one did not.
Crist was the second ranked quarterback by Rivals coming out of high school, and the 25th rated prospect overall. He will of course be reunited with former Irish coach Charlie Weis, picking Kansas over Wisconsin and Delaware.
Crist was pulled as a starter early this season for Tommy Rees, but in his Junior year threw for 2033 yards, a YPA of 6.92, and had 15 TDs to 7 INTs. His familiarity with Charlie Weis's offense should help a KU offense that was among the worst in all of Division 1A last year get back to at least respectability.
There are also rumors that former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps could be headed to Lawrence as well.
For a quick look at what the offense might look like under Crist, take another look at this post by SB Nation's numbers guru, Bill Connelly.
WIth Crist in the fold, where do you see Kansas football next year: bowl game? fighting for mid pack in the Big 12? or just trying to get out of the basement?