No, Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist did not attach his cell phone to the left side of his helmet. That's a camera placed there by his head coach, Brian Kelly.
Kelly commissioned the rig to get a better look at the decision-making processes of Dayne Crist and fellow signal-caller Tommy Rees.
“If he’s staring down a particular receiver, you’re going to see that,” Kelly told the South Bend Tribune. “If he’s moving his eyes through his progression, you’re going to see that.”
Colorado tried similar technology last year (see below). The camera is lightweight and unobtrusive, and the footage will be easy to download for film room review. For the moment, there are no plans for the project beyond spring practice. And no word on whether Kelly has asked for similar cameras to be installed on referees' caps.