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Danzel McDaniel done for the year and Dante Barnett may pursue medical redshirt

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Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder dropped a bomb today during his weekly press availability at the Vanier Football Complex. He announced that senior cornerback Danzel McDaniel will miss the remainder of the season due to the unspecified injury he suffered against TCU.

Snyder also sent a mixed message regarding injured safety Dante Barnett, stating that it was "unlikely" he'd suit up for the Baylor game, but later stating that K-State might pursue a medical waiver to allow Barnett to play next season. That would require Barnett to miss the entire season and have medically documented proof that he was unable to return mid-season.

McDaniel, meanwhile, is no longer a college football player. McDaniel was playing his fourth year of college football this year and exceeded the maximum participation requirements to apply for a medical waiver; as such, his appearance against TCU was the last time he'll wear the purple.

(Edit: this may be incorrect after all. We forgot that McDaniel didn't play against South Dakota, meaning he only played in three games this season and his injury occurred in the first half of the year. He MAY be eligible for a medical redshirt, although it seems unlikely.)

In other notes from the press conference, Snyder said that Alex Delton will probably return to practice today, and when questioned about retiring he stressed that his decision will not be affected by K-State's record this season but on what he thinks he can do for the program. Snyder also pointed out the toll of injuries, noting that nine players from the initial two-deep were missing against Texas (and a tenth player was lost in Austin).