Kansas Football: Charlie Weis Shakes Up Jayhawks' Depth Chart for Texas Game

Andrew DoughtyCorrespondent IIOctober 25, 2012

Oct 20, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings (14) throws in the pocket against the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Jayhawks football team did not receive many votes of confidence during their visit to Norman to face the mighty Sooners, and while not many outside their locker room expected a close contest, the fashion in which they lost was laughable.

Dayne Crist made two plays better suited for a true freshman on his first collegiate series, as he missed a simple screen pass to Tony Pierson, one that would resulted in an easy score and 10-7 deficit. The following play he awkwardly scrambled before Oklahoma popped out a loosely held football, setting up a quick TD and a 17-0 advantage.

Crist is just one of a handful of Jayhawks that will officially be replaced atop the depth chart as they prepare to host the Texas Longhorns, a game they could compete in despite being a heavy three-touchdown underdog.

Weis announced this week that redshirt freshman Michael Cummings will start at QB, although he did last week but was replaced multiple times by the fifth-year senior Crist for no apparent reason.

Others that may see a demotion include Crist's fellow Notre Dame transfer Mike Ragone at tight end, as Jimmay Mundine and Trent Smiley should see more snaps. Mundine will potentially get the starting nod as he appears to have better chemistry with Cummings than Ragone.

Junior wide receiver Chris Omigie is now listed with the first team, and redshirt freshman Damon Martin could overtake senior Duane Zlatnik at guard after an impressive showing against Oklahoma.

Omigie will benefit from the absence of D.J. Beshears, who is lost for the season, and Daymond Patterson, who continues to battle a nagging head injury. Patterson remains questionable, meaning Omigie and Andrew Turzilli will be the main targets for Cummings as he looks to exploit a porous Texas secondary.