Charlie Weis And Kansas Quarterbacks: Could He Bring In Both Jake Heaps And Dayne Crist?

SB Nation's resident statistical assassin Bill C. ponders the somewhat unthinkable (unless you're a Jayhawks fan): With his prestige in developing quarterbacks, would it be possible for new Kansas head coach Charlie Weis to somehow land both former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist (a Weis signee with the Irish) and transferring BYU quarterback Jake Heaps?

In addition to breaking down the entire offensive roster for the Jayhawks (this is a must read for KU fans), Bill C. examines the possibility of going from famine to feast in the honeymoon phase of Weis' tenure in Lawrence:

Both Crist and Heaps, former blue-chippers, have visited town in recent weeks. Crist would be eligible to play immediately next fall (with one year of eligibility), while Heaps would be more of a long-term solution, with two years remaining after sitting out the 2012 season. Neither have proven to be of All-American caliber just yet (otherwise they wouldn't be transferring), but they are certainly as or more proven than the incumbent.

Crist is particularly interesting to me. After completing 59 percent of his passes, with a reasonably decent 129.3 passer rating in 2010, the former Weis recruit won the Notre Dame starting job this fall, then lost the job to Tommy Rees after a single iffy half of football. If he were to land in Lawrence, he would immediately give Kansas a boost at the most important position on the field. Even if he is not truly an all-conference caliber signal caller, he is solid. That is not something that could always be said of Webb.

For more on the Jayhawks, vist Rock Chalk Talk. For more on everything college football, visit SB Nation's college football news hub.

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