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A couple of announcements out of Vanier, and WBB takes on TCU tonight

Andre Coleman

We’re coming to you a little late today thanks to #reallife.


Gracey Terrill dropped in to update us on the biggest breaking news of the day. Namely, Andre Coleman has been promoted to offensive coordinator for your Kansas State Wildcats, while Collin Klein and Charlie Dickey have been promoted to Co-Offensive Coordinators. Kellis Robinett also has a report via the Wichita Eagle with player quotes on the coaches. And there is the official K-State Sports announcement, just in case you wanted that.

For Coleman, who will retain his duties coaching wide receivers, this is a step up from his role the last two years as WR coach and passing game coordinator. Dickey also gets a similar bump, as he had held the title running game coordinator the last two seasons in addition to his offensive line responsibilities. The biggest bump on this list belongs to Collin Klein, who will be taking on the passing game duties as a natural extension of his QB coaching duties. All three promotions are well deserved.

Also announced by the K-State football program was the date for the annual Spring Game, which will be held on April 21st, 2018 (Robinett, Eagle).

With the NFL season nearing a close, and the lead-up to the NFL Draft commencing, things are starting to move forward for now-former K-State wide receiver Byron Pringle. Terez Paylor at the KC Star reports that Pringle has all the motivation he needs to earn himself a solid draft spot. Pringle is also getting some home-town love, as Greg Auman at the Tampa Bay Times takes a look at the graduate from Tampa’s Robinson High School.


Tonight from Bramlage Coliseum, the MittieCats are closing up the January portion of their home schedule with a 7 p.m. contest against 24/rv TCU. They are celebrating Youth Jersey Day at the game, so kids 13 & under wearing their youth team jersey or shirt will receive free admission. The Cats are sitting at 11-8, 3-5 Big 12 after a 75-50 road loss to 4/4 Baylor, and will be playing their seventh game against an AP Top 25 opponent in their first nine league games (WOOF).

Over on the BruceCats side of the gym, Kellis Robinett reports that Kamau Stokes may be making his return to the court sooner rather than later. It’s going to be interesting to see how Weber handles the situation since the team is currently rolling quite well with it’s current starting lineup.