Monday, October 8, 2012
Charlie Weis and Dayne Crist Reunion Not working Out Too Well
While Notre Dame is in the midst of possibly it's most exciting season in a long time, it is not working out so well for Charlie Weis and Dayne Crist in Kansas. The team is 1-4 under Weis and they have lost to teams such as Rice and Northern Illinois. If they are going to lose to them, how will they compete with West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, etc. As it is, they are fresh off being demolished 56-16 by in state rival Kansas State.
Crist is only completing 48% of his passes (62-129). He has only thrown for 763 yards through five games. That is a dismal 152.6 average. He also has only two touchdowns to go with four interceptions.
Tight End Mike Ragone has only two catches for 11 yards although one is a touchdown.
While I am excited about Notre Dame and the potential it has this year, I am a bit sad for what is happening in Kansas. Although it didn't work out for those guys in South Bend, I do appreciate all the work and dedication they showed to the school when they were there.
The fact is that is was Weis who created the Shamrock Series. It was Crist who played a big role in the development of Tommy Rees. Because of that I was really hoping that they could have better results in Kansas. But to be fair, Weis did not exactly inherit a team loaded with championship caliber talent.