LAWRENCE, Kan. - After a five-game losing skid, University of Kansas head coach Charlie Weis has decided to change the gameplan for Saturday's game against Oklahoma.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Weis announced backup quarterback Michael Cummings will see some action this weekend.
"I think it keeps Dayne from being totally in the tank," Weis said. "I asked Michael to make sure he checked his pants because he's going to play this weekend in Norman."
Weis put Cummings on the field during the fourth quarter of the Oklahoma State game. The Jayhawks trailed the Sooners 20-0 at the time.
Cummings led the team's comeback charge. The freshman from Killen, Texas completed seven of his 14 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Crist completed just 10 of 22 passes for 136 yards without a touchdown.
KU went on to lose the game 20-14, but fans could arguably see this as a positive for the team's passing game, which has been rocky all season long. Crist has thrown just three touchdowns all season.
"In Michael's case, it puts pressure on him to tell you the truth because he now knows he's going to play," Weis explained.
While Weis made it clear the freshman newcomer will play, he would not disclose who is going to start the game.
"Don't worry about trying to get the players to talk about it because I have a strong feeling that when you ask them any questions, they'll defer the question to Coach Weis," he said.
KU's only win this season under coach Weis is against South Dakota State (31-17). They've lost to Rice, TCU, Northern Illinois, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.