Going into Kansas coach Charlie Weis’ weekly presser on Tuesday, many were wondering how the quarterback situation would shape up going into Saturday night’s game at Oklahoma.
Weis made it clear immediately that both Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings will see playing time in Norman. The depth chart read “Crist OR Cummings,” meaning that each will likely see significant playing time, though Weis didn’t reveal a starter. He did say the depth chart could have just as well had said “AND,” which is huge sign that Cummings will get his biggest opportunity yet to lead the Jayhawks offense.
“I owe it to my team and I owe it all the Kansas supporters to put the best product on the field and I think that Michael deserves an opportunity to play based off of his recent performance,” Weis said.
Both quarterbacks will not be made available to the media this week, but Weis said the QB that makes the most significant impact will talk after the game. Nevertheless, the chance to game plan for Cummings abilities had Weis giddy.
“I’m fired up to see what this stuff looks like,” Weis said. “I haven’t slept very well, but I’ve been drawing them in the dirt the past 48 hours.”
Elsewhere, Brandon Bourbon has moved to fullback with James Sims and Tony Pierson listed at halfback with Taylor Cox as the "OR." He did say Piersonis doing better, but they'll wait and see later this week.
Aslam Sterling will start at right tackle, he will be backed up by Gavin Howard.
In other news, D.J. Beshears is out for a significant amount of time due to a slight fracture in his shoulder.
Daymond Patterson is questionable for Saturday because of concussion like symptoms suffered against OSU.
On defense, Darius Willis is listed second behind Toben Opurum.
Jake Love, Ben Heeney and Huldon Tharp are the linebackers backers listed. Tunde Bakare, Schyler Miles and Anthony McDonald will back them up.
Weis also said Ron Doherty will return to punting this week, but he thought Sean Huddleston did a good job against OSU.
Looking at the Sooners, Weis said the Jayhawks will encounter the most athletic offensive line yet this season along with a great defense that keeps it simple.