Dayne not expected to be part of Irish bowl preparations

Irish football coach Brian Kelly said on Tuesday that he does not expect quarterback Dayne Crist to be a part of the team's preperations for the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29th in Orlando against Florida State.

Crist graduates in a few weeks and has been given permission to seek a transfer. He's currently in the process of determining the right fit for him so he can transfer in time for the spring semester. Because he's graduating and has a year of eligiblity left, Crist does not have to sit out a year and can play immediately wherever he goes.

Because he's a quarterback, Kelly says its a difficult process that requires a lot of Dayne's time.

"He's got a lot of things moving over the next couple of weeks," Kelly said Tuesday. "He's got people want to interview him, re-recruit him, take visits--and all that kind of stuff."

"He's a quarterback with one year so you can understand how those coaches who are going to make a decision to pull the trigger on a one year quarterback--they want to spend a little time with him. He's got a lot going on so I wouldn't expect him to have any impact in terms of what we're doing."

Kelly announced Tuesday that Tommy Rees will start at quarterback for the game but that Andrew Hendrix will also see action.


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