Former K-State quarterback Jonathan Beasley has moved from the playing field to the sidelines, and is currently the wide receivers coach at Montana State. As you know, the Bobcats visit the Wildcats this weekend, bringing Beasley back to the field where he led the Wildcats to big seasons in 1999 and 2000.
BOTC: I assume it's been a while since you've been to Manhattan. What are you looking forward to most about coming back to K-State?
JB: I’m looking forward to seeing some friends and seeing the new things around the stadium. I’m also excited to once again be in Bill Snyder Family Stadium and experience the great fans of Kansas State.
BOTC: You played on some great teams at K-State. What was the most enjoyable part of being a Wildcat?
JB: The fans on game day, the excitement and energy they brought just made you want to give it your all. I have a lot of great memories of K-State.
BOTC: Of all the big games and big plays in your career, is there one that stands out above the others?
JB: I would have to say senior night against Nebraska. No one thought that we could win that game. It was supposed to be a breeze for them on their way to have a rematch with Oklahoma. We just went out and played football. It was awesome.
BOTC: What are Montana State's goals this year?
JB: We want to win our conference and make it to the play-offs. Our guys have been working hard this summer. So we shall see if all the hard work is going to pay off or not.
BOTC: You've always been known for having a cannon of an arm. Any plans to have a long-ball contest with current K-State quarterback Josh Freeman before the game? That could really entertain the crowd.
JB: I’m always down for a challenge but this one I will have to pass up. He is in his prime and my arm has a little rust on it.
Thanks to Jonathan for taking the time to answer my questions. Good luck to his Bobcats on Saturday, and to him individually in his coaching career.