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K-State Slate: 9.8.10

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Football

With the injuries to Ethan Douglas and Clyde Aufner, it looks like Zach Hanson could be our starting right tackle for the foreseeable future.  I've been told that switching from left tackle to right tackle would be like making a right-handed golfer play left-handed, so good luck to Hanson with the switch.

I'll admit to being one of those who knew little about William Powell coming into this season.  Running back was a position I didn't think about much coming into this season with Daniel Thomas coming back.  Powell's emergence against UCLA bodes well for a little thunder-and-lightning combo this season, not to mention a capable backup when DT needs a break.

Nobody's performance on Saturday garnered more attention, or post-game reaction, than Carson Coffman's.  The reaction ranged from "same old Coffman" to "he was sick so I'll give him a chance" to "hey, he really wasn't bad in the second half" to "he gave the worst performance in the Big 12 this week" (I'm still scratching my head over that one).  One man who was fine with Coffman's performance was his head coach, Bill Snyder.  Guess that's all that matters for Coffman, huh?

Other

Lew Perkins retired as KU's athletic director, effective immediately.  Strange timing that makes you wonder if there's something else to the story, but at this point there's no indication.  For our purposes, one of the best athletic directors in the country no longer works down the river from us.  Even if the legacy has been tarnished, it can't be argued that he elevated KU's funding and facilities, and they won, a lot, under his watch.