At yesterday’s weekly press conference, Coach Klieman clarified a bit about the COIVD and injury situation, and while numbers are tight, they are still excited for Saturday. There’s also some good tidbits from the four players who joined Klieman on the Zoom conference: Justin Hughes, Phillip Brooks, Will Jones, and Cooper Beebe. Today’s Sports Extra has quotes, notes, and other observations from yesterday’s press conference.
And the injury situation includes Skylar Thompson, who didn’t practice the week after the Arkansas State game while rehabbing. K-State will need a healthy Thompson (among other things) if they want to beat Oklahoma on Saturday.
K-State will be without one player permanently, as true freshman linebacker Demarquese Hayes announced via social media that he has decided to enter the transfer portal and will be moving on from Manhattan. Hayes was a 3-star prospect coming out of La Vega HS in Waco, TX, and had arrived on campus for the spring semester. Best of luck to the young man.
It was announced on Monday that K-State’s upcoming match with TCU had been postponed, well yesterday K-State announced a shift in the schedule for later in October. The Wildcats will now head to Waco to face Baylor on Thursday, October 22nd, and then will host TCU on Sunday, October 25th. The Big 12 Conference helped coordinate this change, but is a departure from the one-game-per-week plan that was originally in place.
In what was apparently their 69th episode, I joined Crimson & Cream Machine’s podcast to discuss the injury/COIVD situation in Manhattan, what OU might see from the Cats, why I hate KU, and more! (this is a link to Twitter, where they have their Apple Podcast page linked; I assume it will be up on C&C Machine’s homepage at some point today if you don’t want to deal with Apple Podcast)
Also be on the lookout a little later today for this week’s episode of Bring on the PodCats, as Luke Thompson and editor emeritus TB talk with Allen Kenney of C&C Machine (and Athlon Sports).