Pitt got its head coach today after announcing that Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst was coming to the university. It was speculated that Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist, who was transferring from the Irish, might come to Pitt as well. That won’t be the case, though.
Crist was down to Wisconsin and Kansas as his top choices and was waiting to hear what might happen to Chryst. But after Chryst left the Badgers, Crist (are you lost in the name confusion yet?) decided to become a Jayhawk:
Former top recruit Dayne Crist announced on Twitter that he would join the Jayhawks for his senior season after a checkered career at Notre Dame, shortly before news broke that BYU quarterback Jake Heaps was also transferring to Kansas.
Crist will reunite with Weis, who recruited him to Notre Dame, and be eligible to play next season because he’s already graduated from Notre Dame. Heaps will have to sit out under NCAA transfer rules but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The fact that Weis signed with Kansas essentially made it a done deal that he was headed there. It made little sense for Crist to want to come to Pitt to compete with Tino Sunseri and company.
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