We’re now less than 20 days from real live Kansas State football. BracketCat’s roster countdown brings us a couple of familiar numbers in a crowd: #22 kicker Nick McLellan, a trio of #21s with defensive back Kendall Adams, punter Devin Anctil, and wide receiver Wykeen Gill, and finally, #20 defensive back Denzel Goolsby.
Yesterday, the public got to watch one hour of Kansas State football practice. This was only a tiny glimpse at the team before the opener on September 1, and—as expected—it revealed as little as possible. Neverthless, at least one player did have standout day. Dalvin Warmack had a field day carrying the ball, and catching it too. If this scrimmage is any indication, the Kansas State offense might actually put Warmack to better use than in past seasons.
The open practice didn’t reveal any separation between Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson, however. Both quarterbacks aired the ball out plenty yesterday. According to Kellis Robinett, Delton seemed slightly sharper on the day.
Neither linebacker Elijah Sullivan nor running back Mike McCoy played at all, prompting questions but no answers.
This practice also gave the public a first look at new offensive coordinator Andre Coleman in action. He brings a new sort of energy to the position, and as Dalton Risner noted, he’s “a player’s coach.”
The football players weren’t the only ones with a public scrimmage yesterday. The Kansas State volleyball squad had its annual Purple-White match at Ahearn Field House last night, which ended in a 2-2 split. Gloria Mutiri led the team with 16 kills, while Kylee Zumach had 14, and Brynn Carlson and Alyssa Schultejans had 12 and 11 each respectively.
In not-exactly-Kansas-State news, former Wildcat golfer Ben Kern has made the cut at the PGA Championships. Playing bogey-free over the last 12 holes of the second round to finish 1-under for the round and at even par, good enough to be just on the right side of the cut line.
Have a good weekend, all!