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K-State Slate: 12.26.14 - Bowl preparations continue

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The news cycle is slowly recovering from the holidays.

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Let's just get right to it...

The pen is often mightier than the sword, and especially in Bill Snyder's hands. (Dave Skretta, Associated Press)

Will Kaleb Prewett get the nod for the bowl game? Maybe. (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star (via Garden City Telegram))

As far as Ryan Mueller is concerned, numbers don't tell the whole story. His production may be down, but the rest of the defense is better and that is all that matters. (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal)

In this K-State Q&A, athletic director John Currie is reluctant to suggest that Big 12 teams should only play FBS opponents. He even goes so far as to point out that some FCS teams are superior to FBS teams that might otherwise be scheduled. (Corbitt, Capital-Journal)

UCLA is hoping to get better performance from the offensive line, which has been wildly inconsistent all season long. (Mark Whicker, LA Daily News)

Down the river in Lawrence, Gene Weir joined the Kansas staff. Weir, Olathe North's legendary head coach is officially the school's director of high school relations. As a former high school coach in Kansas and Texas, he will be heavily involved in recruiting. (Rustin Dodd, Kansas City Star (via Salina Journal))

Bill Connelly has the key questions for today's bowl games, and don't forget the mothership's interactive bowl calendar.

Researchers at Kansas State have developed a heat-tolerant wheat gene that could help farmers who worry about extended heat exposure of crops in the warm summer months. (Julia Debes, Kansas Wheat, via Hutchinson News)