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Early Football Signees and Baylor's New QB.

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Three high school players signed early for Kansas State, while Baylor will start a new QB against the Wildcats next Thursday.

Meet the Bears new starting QB.
Meet the Bears new starting QB.
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Bill Snyder knows Kansas State has the ability to turn the season around. He also knows it's a matter of buying in both mentally and physically, if this team hopes to make a bowl. (Ken Corbitt, Captial Journal)

ESPN.com has your Big 12 recruiting round up, and while there were no new commitments for Kansas State there was three players who signed scholarship agreements and will be on campus in time for spring practice. The players are: Skylar Thompson (QB), Zach Shackelford (OG), and Corey Sutton (WR).

Kansas State must win three of its next five games to qualify for a bowl game. When you look at the big picture it seems tough to fathom how K-State can win three of the next five. However, when you look at each game individually the math becomes a little more favorable. (Andrew Hammond, The Collegian)

On Monday, Baylor QB Seth Russell met with doctors regarding a neck injury and it was determined he needed season ending surgery to correct a broken bone in his neck. (Suzanne Halliburton, Austin-American Statesman)

This means that true freshman QB Jarrett Stidham will be QB1 for arguably the most explosive offense in the Big 12, for the remainder of the season. Here are five things to know about Mr. Stidham, as he head to Manhattan next week to make his first collegiate start. (Billy Bender, Sporting News)

Lastly, in news that shocked the Big 12, Mark Mangino was fired from his offensive coordinator position with Iowa State. (Ryan Young, Iowa State Daily) While it's obvious there was a rather sizable difference of opinion between him and Paul Rhoads, its curious that Rhoads would fire Mangino, instead of his defensive coordinator whose defense is giving up an average of 33 points per game.