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Derek has written for Bring On The Cats since 2012 as an editor, football reporter, columnist and feature writer. He has also covered the Wildcats in print from 2014-2016 as sports editor of the Junction City Daily Union in Junction City, Kan.

Bring on the Podcats recap: Oklahoma State

Derek and I trudge our way through a recap of a huge missed opportunity for Kansas State.

It’s been a rough two games, but Will Howard should hold his head high

Mistakes like these will happen for a true freshman quarterback, but the determination in this kid is unmistakable. So is his potential.

Bring on the PodCats: West Virginia recap

We try to find nice things to say about the loss to West Virginia.

Kansas State abandoned its identity against West Virginia and it cost them

The Kansas State Wildcats have had success this season by running the ball and playing great defense. They did play great defense early against West Virginia, but they forgot to run the ball.

Prayer, revenge, and radiating manhood — A history of K-State in Morgantown

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas State Wildcats have met annually since 2012, but the connection of the two football programs began with a century-old legend surrounding a colonel’s prayer.

Bring on the PodCats: Kansas recap edition

Derek Moeller-Smith joins the podcast for our first-ever game recap

Chris Klieman proved he can be NASTY to the Jayhawks, and that’s exactly what Kansas State fans want

Saturday, Chris Klieman called timeout to set his team up for one more score before half time. By doing so, he showed he wants to not just to beat the Kansas Jayhawks, but bury them.

“The ethics of an itinerant ‘horse’ trader” — A history of the Kansas State-Kansas rivalry

For 118 years, bad blood, bad football and broken rules have dominated the Kansas-Kansas State rivalry. Most of the history is forgotten — maybe for good reason. But I wrote about it anyway.

Bring on the PodCats with Melissa Triebwasser

Melissa returns to discuss how Alex Delton hasn’t changed much since he left Manhattan and why she’s so frustrated with the TCU offense.

Bring on the PodCats with ODB’s Matt Wilson

One of our favorite recurring guests makes another appearance to discuss some of Baylor’s scary offensive weapons, a rare competent defense in Waco, and the reasons he believes in Matt Rhule.