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Dayne Crist was another player that made athlonsports.com's list of the 100 biggest busts from the 2008 recruiting class (ranked behind Deion Walker at 18).
Crist wasn't unnerved by Jimmy Clausen as the starter, and the 5-star rated quarterback decided to head to South Bend regardless of who was ahead of him on the depth chart.
While Crist had a few chances to be successful at Notre Dame, he also had two devastating knee injuries and was pulled after just one half during the 2011 season by head coach Brian Kelly.
His first saw the field in 2009. He had 10 completions for 130 yards, an interception and a touchdown on the year, but in a blowout victory against Washington State, Crist injured his knee and was out for the remainder of the season.
He came back in 2010 to win the starting job, but injured his knee again against Tulsa and was out for the remainder of the season. He finished 2010 with 174 completions for 2,033 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 74 yards and four touchdowns (although averaged just 1.4 yards per carry).
After beating out Tommy Rees for the starting job in 2011, Crist had a poor first-half performance against USF and was pulled from the game. He saw the field sparingly thereafter. He finished 2011 with 15 completions for 164 yards and one interception.
Crist is reuniting with former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis at Kansas and has been named the starter at quarterback for the 2012 season.
He didn't have a stellar career with the Fighting Irish, but most fans wish the California native nothing but luck and good health.