Crist to Kansas

Crist to Kansas

On the same day it was announced offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has agreed to become the head coach at Pittsburgh, former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist has decided to transfer to Kansas to play for former head coach Charlie Weis.

MADISON – Former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist tweeted Thursday morning that he will transfer to Kansas and play for former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, who was fired two seasons ago and spent last year as Florida's offensive coordinator.

"After a long & difficult decision making process, I'm incredibly excited to join the Kansas football team," Crist said. "Rock Chalk Jayhawk!"

Crist started nine games in 2010 before a season-ending patellar tendon tear (which came a year after he required reconstructive surgery on a torn ACL) and played in just four games this season. In three seasons, Crist has completed 199 of 338 passes for 2,327 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Weis recruited Crist to Notre Dame and when former ND quarterback coach Ron Powlus was announced as a part of the Kansas staff, those ties only strengthened.

"He and I have a very good relationship," Crist told Phog.net of Weis. "He's always been supportive through my career. Even when he ended up coaching at other places, he's always been an incredible person in my life."

Crist visited Wisconsin last weekend, spending time talking to coach Bret Bielema, offensive coordinator Paul Chryst and senior quarterback Russell Wilson, who will take advantage of the same transfer rulethat brought Wilson.

Crist is scheduled to graduate after three years, allowing him to play immediately after transferring so long as he enrolls in a graduate program Notre Dame does not offer.

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