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Crist’s decision between Badgers, Jayhawks imminent?

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For those waiting on pins and needles for the where and when of Dayne Crist‘s transfer decision, you shouldn’t have to wait much longer.

According to the South Bend Tribune, the former Notre Dame quarterback is making a previously reported visit to Wisconsin that began Thursday morning.  Following that visit, the Tribune writes that Crist is expected to choose between the Badgers and Kansas “before the weekend.”

Crist visited the Jayhawks earlier this week, as well as taking a trip to Div. 1-A (FCS) Delaware.  The latter program is apparently out of the mix as Crist has whittled his transfer to-do list down to two.

In addition to Crist’s visit to Lawrence, new KU head coach Charlie Weis — who recruited Crist to the Irish when he was the head coach — returned the favor, showing up in South Bend Wednesday to continue his recruiting pitch.  KU has been the prohibitive favorite to land Crist almost as soon as Weis was officially named as the Jayhawks’ new head coach exactly a week ago today.

Earlier this month, Irish head coach Brian Kelly confirmed that Crist had asked for and been granted a release from his ND scholarship in order to transfer and use his final season of eligibility at another football program.  In addition to the aforementioned schools, Utah and San Diego State had also been listed as potential transfer destinations.

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10 Responses to “Crist’s decision between Badgers, Jayhawks imminent?”
  1. ncaafollower says: Dec 16, 2011 7:34 AM

    Why anyone would ever give Fat Charlie a 2nd chance of being head coach is beyond me. Why anyone would want to transfer from one school, to play for the proven loser is beyond comprehension. Good luck w/ the decision Crist.

  2. goblue714 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:47 AM

    Where’s he taking his talents? South beach! Of a lake in wisconsin.

  3. blastfurnaceknows says: Dec 16, 2011 8:09 AM

    What talents?

  4. goblue714 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:15 AM

    Just a bit of sarcasm for the fact this is even a story.

  5. ruggyup says: Dec 16, 2011 10:40 AM

    Bad move for Wisconsin. If he goes there he should ride the pine. If Crist goes to KU it proves he’s also dumb.

  6. ajarkoski says: Dec 16, 2011 2:58 PM

    Crist should go to Wisconson and show what he can do. KU is a rebuilding project. Best chance for a BCS bowl and making the most of his last year is the Badgers. Naysayers: with only stories about bad acting players getting into trouble, it is nice to see some about class-act players like Dayne. Wish him well and success!

  7. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:17 PM

    Crist isn’t Russel Wilson. Any Badger fans thinking Crist will have the same type of impact will certainly be disapointed. The only reason Crist might be a decent idea is because the Badgers are so short on talent at the QB position for next year.

  8. goblue714 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:15 PM

    Crist is a good QB in the wrong system, he should of transferred when kelly was hired. The QBs going to UW are highly recruited are they just not translating to the college game?

  9. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:28 PM

    Thehighly recruited one is Curt Phillips who has torn an ACL the last 2 seasons so he’s unfortunately not been able to get on the field. Butdymyr has been terrible and Tice has never been expected to be any good.

  10. ndirishguy says: Dec 17, 2011 1:25 AM

    ncaafollower says:
    Dec 16, 2011 7:34 AM
    Why anyone would ever give Fat Charlie a 2nd chance of being head coach is beyond me. Why anyone would want to transfer from one school, to play for the proven loser is beyond comprehension. Good luck w/ the decision Crist.

    Even bigger mystery: why anyone would allow this drivel of a comment on their site.

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