Staff Roundtable: Should Kansas Be Concerned About Dayne Crist?

This week, we are loaded with four big Week 2 questions: should Kansas be concerned with Dayne Crist, would you want Geno Smith or Colin Klein as your starting quarterback, what can Kansas expect from TCU in Week 3, and how will Texas A&M and Missouri fair in the SEC this season.

Sep 1, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist (10) drops back to pass in the first half against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

First, Through the Phog discusses the Week 2 performance by Dayne Crist during Kansas’ game against the Rice Owls. Also, if it raises a level of concern in Lawrence.

Should Kansas be concerned about Dayne Crist this season?

George: Dayne Crist has struggled in both of Kansas’s games this season. Even against South Dakota State, he struggled. Kansas should be worried. Yes, this is a long season, and there are still many games to be played, but conference play is here and it is time to improve immediately. It will be tough.

Ricky: The only good thing going for Kansas is that Dayne Crist and Charlie Weis have worked together before in 2010 at Notre Dame. With that being said, is that really a positive? In 2010, the Fighting Irish went 8-5, but it was a so-so season. With Crist starting, they went 1-3 to start the year and their three loses came against Michigan, Michigan State, and a ranked Stanford team. In my opinion, Dayne Crist is not that good of a starting quarterback. I feel like the Jayahwks should be concerned with Crist because they will be playing tough Big 12 opponents. Some of them include: Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas, TCU, and West Virginia. If the Jayhawks want to win this season, they will need to rely on their two running backs, Pierson and Cox.

Each week, the staff at Through the Phog will react on the previous day’s games in Big 12 football and other news that happens in the conference. We are always welcoming of comments that you might have on the topics covered each week. Our current staff includes lead editor George Pike, along with staff writer, Ricky Widmer.

Topics: Charlie Weis, Dayne Crist, Football, Kansas Jayhawks

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