Dayne Crist Leaving Notre Dame Football After 2011 Season

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 23: Dayne Crist #10 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish passes against the Navy Midshipmen at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 23 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist will transfer from South Bend.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Dayne Crist will leave the program to play elsewhere, the school confirmed to the Chicago Tribute. Since he's set to graduate this semester, he'll be eligible to play next year, a la Russell Wilson.

Coach Brian Kelly, to the Tribune:

"Dayne and I had a good conversation Friday and I have granted him permission to speak to other schools," Kelly said. "Dayne has been a valuable member of our team the last two years and if he feels he needs to look for a better situation then I think we owe that to him."

Crist regained and re-lost the Irish starting job to Tommy Rees after injuries set him back in his first two seasons. He ended up throwing fewer passes in 2011 than Andrew Hendrix, a fellow junior who'd started the year No. 3 on the depth chart.

For more on the Irish, visit Notre Dame blog One Foot Down and SB Nation Indiana.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.