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Start strong to finish strong

That could well be the recipe for the season in Manhattan.

He may not be on the field again this year, except in Manhattan.
He may not be on the field again this year, except in Manhattan.
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We're at T-8 and counting! BracketCat has all your 2015 roster countdown needs covered with a pair of #10s in walk-on wide receiver Lucas Munds and defensive back Donnie Starks, who we'll be seeing much more of this year. Rounding off today's countdown is #9 Jonathan Banks, the much-touted junior college transfer who may be the second coming of #LIFE.

Meanwhile, Jon Morse continues to flex his preseason conditioning muscles. This time, he surveys the staff's Week 6 picks and previews the Ohio Valley and Northeast conferences.

Nobody is any wiser about Kansas State's upcoming season than a few months ago, but this much is certain: the schedule sets up for a fast start and a solid finish. It's that middle stretch, featuring a five-game stretch of at Oklahoma State, TCU, Oklahoma, at Texas and Baylor, that will decide the season (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).

Some big names are about to become permanently enshrined at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Ring of Honor's four newest members, Clarence Scott, Michael Bishop, Darren Sproles, and Jordy Nelson, will be formally honored on September 5 (FOXSports). In connection with that, the Collegian is running a series profiling the honorees, starting with this piece on Nelson (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian).

Speaking of former Wildcats, Jake Waters time with the Seattle Seahawks was short and, well, short. He was released yesterday to make room for a wide receiver and because Tarvaris Jackson will be back from injury soon (Robinett, Kansas City Star).

Do you ever wonder what the most mismanaged position in all of college football is? Well, wonder no more. It's the quarterback at Texas (Max Olson, ESPN).