The Kansas Jayhawks are without their starting quarterback from the last two seasons in Jordan Webb, but that doesn't mean the position is up for grabs. Instead Webb is gone to Colorado after transferring once Charlie Weis took over the program from Turner Gill. The reason? He knew he was going to lose his job. Weis was able to get Dayne Crist to transfer to KU for his final season which means that the job has a lock at No. 1 even without a previous track record with the Jayhawks.
As for No. 2, that's where the position battles begin. Weis says that Mike Cummings and Turner Baty are vying for that role after Crist through scrimmages and practice this summer and that he's not ready to make up his mind.
"Michael (Cummings) is still a little bit ahead," said Weis. "Neither one of them have played terrible. Neither one of them has played great. Michael has such a big arm though and he has the nudge, because he was here in the spring time when we put it in. Both Turner (Baty) and Michael have gotten better and if I had to pick somebody to play a game right now, Michael would still have the edge over Turner. It is a competition, not just a lock-down deal."
Cummings missed part of his senior year of high school to an ACL injury and redshirted last year, but had plenty of success in his high school years in Texas. Baty is a JuCo sophomore from the College of San Francisco.