Crist set to visit Kansas

Virtually from the moment Charlie Weis was announced as the head coach at the University of Kansas, speculation flared up that Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist - who recently announced he would be transferring - was likely to make his way to Mount Oread for a visit. Friday afternoon, spoke with the former five-star prospect.

At this point, Dayne Crist doesn't even know much about what's planned for his visit to the University of Kansas this weekend.

"I don't have a whole lot of information, truthfully," he said. "I know I'm getting down there tomorrow and staying until Monday."

Ranked a five-star prospect in the Class of 2008 out of Sherman Oaks (CA) Notre Dame High School, Crist was recruited to the University of Notre Dame by newly-minted Kansas head coach Charlie Weis.

As a - technically - redshirt sophomore in 2010 under first-year Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly, Crist completed 59.2-percent of his passes for more than 2,000 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He suffered a ruptured left patella tendon in a mid-season match-up with Tulsa, however, that ended his season.

Coming back strong, Crist was named the starter heading into 2011, over the sophomore who had filled in following his injury, Tommy Rees.

After struggling in the first half of the season-opener versus South Florida, he was benched by Kelly in favor of Rees, who went on to retain the job.

On Dec. 4, it was announced Crist would seek to transfer from Notre Dame. As he did not play during his freshman season, he maintains a year of eligibility and will graduate this year, making him eligible to play immediately next season.

Crist and Weis have remained close.

"He and I have a very good relationship," he said. "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." Top Stories