Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis and starting quarterback Dayne Crist met with the media yesterday to speak about the progress of the offense and the team.
Starting running back situation: Until James Sims returns to the foray, then it looks like Tony Pierson, and Taylor Cox will be the top two running backs. Brandon Bourbon rounds out the top three. Sims returns in week four for the Jayhawks.
Quarterback situation and any battles for positions: Crist is the starting quarterback, this is a for sure thing. Michael Cummings is ahead of Turner Baty for number two at the quarterback spot. According to Weis, 90 percent of the roster is set for the depth chart, which is made official next Tuesday. Few positions here and there still have battles. Weis is excited about the group of linebackers, including: Ben Heeny who changed positions and Anthony McDonald.
Weis is impressed with the depth at the wide receiver spot as is Crist. The former quarterback from Notre Dame also likes the versatility of the running backs. The one thing, the quarterback has been working on in camp is consistency. Crist is eager to hit the field vs South Dakota State on Sept. 1st.