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Jesse Ertz is named the starting QB. Bring on the Cats previews the secondary, and a key player for Stanford hits the injury list.

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

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Jon Morse pulled double duty yesterday as he previewed The Secondary after giving us an update on Daniel Sams’ arrest.

Finally, BracketCat has pulled into the home stretch with a preview of Jordan Noil, as we reached four days til kickoff.

Three days or an Elijah Sullivan. That’s how close we are to closing out this long desolate summer and thanks to Bracketcat we are able to keep track of each and every player on K-State’s roster.

Bill Snyder never does this. Bill Snyder never announces his starting QB following a QB battle. At least not until game time. But yesterday Snyder broke the mold an annouced on the Big 12 news conference that Jesse Ertz once again won the QB battle and will be the Wildcats QB1 heading into Stanford. USA Today has the AP article, while ESPN’s Mitch Sherman broke the news at the WWL. In Topeka, Ken Corbitt was first on the scene, while Kellis Robinett had the scoop in Wichita and Kansas City.

The scheduling philosophy for most Big 12 teams is changing, and Kansas Stat is no different. With Stanford this season, Vanderbilt next, and Mississippi State after that the Wildcats no longer schedule only the little sisters of the poor. (Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman)

Opening at Stanford is tough. A win could propel Kansas State to another surprise season, while a loss could spell another season of simply trying to make a bowl. We’ll find out which path the Wildcats will travel Friday night. (Kevin Haskin, The Capital Journal)

Finally, The Cardinal will be without one of their best weapons as backup running back and speedster Bryce Love will likely sit out Friday’s game with an undisclosed injury. (Tom FitzGerald, SFGate.com)