30 days to kickoff! To celebrate, here's BracketCat with #31 wide receiver Taylor Hilgers.
Jon Morse continues to help us with our 2015 preseason conditioning. This time, he recaps the best Kansas State game he's ever watched in person, and breaks down the Presidents Athletic Conference and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Remember, if you have burning football questions that need answering, Jon is your man.
In the latest installment of our 2015 Early Opponent Preview, we take a look at Baylor.
Finally, KSUEMAW! walks us through the players' first look at Kansas State's shiny new Vanier Family Football Complex. It is seriously swanky, and every other school in the conference should be incredibly jealous.
Kansas State football players reported for duty yesterday, and Kelly McHugh has the scoop in this K-State Sports Extra feature.
Everyone has already riffed on the quarterback situation at Kansas State. The indecision around naming a starter may be the reason Kansas State is being low-balled in various preseason predictions. Bill Snyder refused to offer any special insight, at least at Big 12 Media Days. Everyone also expects this situation to be resolved by the first game of the season. But, as Kevin Haskin suggests in the Topeka Capital-Journal, what if it is not? There are multiple scenarios at play, especially with opponent South Dakota losing starting quarterback Kevin Earl to injury for the season. Jesse Ertz and Joe Hubener could trade snaps in the opening game, but maybe the first game is Jonathan Banks' big stage debut. Freshman Alex Delton remains in the mix as well. Whatever the ultimate decision, Bill Snyder's scheduling philosophy gives the team some room to experiment.
Indeed, even Kellis Robinett's Five Questions in the K-Stated series in the Wichita Eagle opens with a question about the quarterback situation.EPSN is ranking the best 100 players in college football. The #CFBrank is up to 41, but no Kansas State players have showed up so far, but Dante Barnett shows up at #15 on Brandon Chatmon's list of top players in the Big 12.
In the college football world at large, playoff talk abounds. Ohio State is the odds-on favorite this year, the latest odds from Bovada (as summarized by SB Nation's Pete Volk) also tab TCU, Clemson, USC and Alabama.Speaking of the playoffs, Baylor's athletic director, Ian McCaw, hopes the format will be expanded to eight teams within the next five years (Jason Kirk, SB Nation).
Finally, the mothership's Bud Elliott culls bits of advice from the parents of prospective student-athletes The best advice is probably the last one: be flexible.