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The K-State defensive line should be a strength for the Wildcats, and Jordan Willis might be the best player on the line.

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Day Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

17 days. That’s all the time you have left to get caught up at work and life, because football season is literally right around the corner. And with 17 days left Bring on the Cats is gearing up for the season by providing you a look at the various position groups, and what we can expect from each. Special teams is up first, where Wildcat00 predicts another solid season even if we are still trying to replace Morgan Burns.

Of course the countdown continued and BracketCat finished out yesterday by examining number 18: D.J Render. Today he started early as we have Nick Kaltmayer (or 17 days) until kickoff.

Defense should be the strong suit for the Wildcats this season, and one of the impact players on defense should be Jordan Willis. Willis is the Big 12’s returning sack leader and is one of the top-5 preseason defensive ends heading into this season. (Jake Trotter, ESPN.com)

It should shock no one that the best collegiate football team in Kansas is Kansas State. What may shock you is West Virginia falling behind Marshall as the best team in West Virginia, and TCU dethroning both Baylor, and Texas as the best team in Texas. (Robby Kalland, and Chip Patterson, CBS Sports)

Tyler Lockett had a breakout rookie season especially on special teams, and this season he looks to build on his solid rookie campaign. (Mack McClure, The Mercury)

In Olympic news, Erik Kynard qualified for the high jump final, which will take place tonight at 6:30 pm. If you want to catch him jumping you’ll most likely need to fire up your nbc sports app on your phone, roku, or apple tv and stream the event directly, since I’m sure some type of tape delay gymnastics will be on NBC. (Chris Kudialis, Wichita Eagle)

Also tonight, the semi-finals of the mens’ 110 meter hurdles, which will feature two former Wildcats Jeffery Julmis and Balazs Baji. They will take the track around 6:40 pm approx. 10 minutes after the start of the high jump final. (Staff Reports, The Salina Post)

Discussion topic for today’s Slate: Best place for a post game beer/adult beverage regardless of what happened during the game?