Bill Snyder said Daniel Sams could see as few as five snaps or as many as 50. That’s a huge gap, so the final number will almost certainly end up in the middle. My guess: About 15. It really depends on how well he moves the ball. If Snyder puts him in and he goes three-and-out each time his snap count won’t get very high. If he guides the offense into the end zone, his snaps will rise. I think Jake Waters will end up getting roughly 75 percent of the snaps if he plays well. He was the clear winner of the quarterback competition, and his strong arm might take K-State’s offense in a new direction. He deserves lots of playing time. That being said, Sams is too gifted an athlete to keep him on the bench all night. They will both get meaningful snaps.
@KellisRobinett how many snaps do you see Sams getting Friday?— Joe Johnson (@Joecjohnson03) August 29, 2013
The NCAA announced its half-game slap on the wrist on Wednesday. Our only media availability this week was on Tuesday. So I haven’t heard any opinions on the matter from K-State players or coaches. But I’m sure their reactions would have been like everyone else’s: mixed.
@KellisRobinett Any reaction to Manziel decision from players/staff?— Tim Schumacher (@schu4KSU) August 29, 2013
Bill Snyder said most of K-State’s freshman class will redshirt, but he might let two or so play right away. Jordan Willis was fantastic at Rockhurst last season, and could provide help at defensive end as the season goes on. With the departure of Devon Nash, K-State might need depth at the position. But he isn’t on the two-deep, and coaches seem to be higher on Tanner Wood, who can play linebacker and defensive end. My guess is he will redshirt, but we might see him later on.
@KellisRobinett will Jordan Willis play or redshirt this year? Love his potential at DE.— Wally Brockhoff (@wbrockhoff) August 29, 2013
I think K-State coaches like the defensive line, even though all four starters are new. Someone who has access to practice told me it held its own against a much more experienced offensive line during fall camp. Travis Britz hinted at the same thing earlier this week. Britz showed flashes of greatness last year and should be even better as a sophomore. I’ve also heard good things about Chaquil Reed. Snyder seems to like their backups, and says they will play. While it’s good to have depth, that might not be ideal. Defensive tackle it is a very important position. You want your starters to get in a good flow, just like at quarterback.
@KellisRobinett if having 2 QBs means you dont have a real #1 QB what does having 5 DTs who could all start mean? no good DTs?— tide (@chumly991) August 27, 2013
Gotta admit, I love this question as a huge #USMNT fan. My first reaction is to say he would make a good wide receiver. Dempsey is fast and can run for days. But he has to have terrible hands, right? He plays soccer. So maybe he could cut it as a cornerback. Or we could skip past all that and just make him the kicker.
@KellisRobinett where would Clint Dempsey fit on the Kstate roster?— Grant Meech (@KWCHGrant) August 28, 2013