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Kansas State redshirt sophomore RB Dalvin Warmack rushed for 90 yards on nine carries in Saturday's 63-7 win over FAU.

The Wildcats racked up 336 yards rushing in the game, with Warmack leading the way. He saw just one carry for seven yards in the season-opener against Stanford, but Saturday's performance might have opened the door for additional carries in the weeks to come.
Sep 17 - 6:08 PM

Kansas State junior LB Elijah Lee isn't getting "enough next level recognition," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

In KSU's loss to Stanford on Friday, the linebacker played showed sideline-to-sideline range in piling up a game-high 12 tackles. "Lee is slightly undersized yet a three down defender who quickly arrives on the scene," Pauline wrote. The high-motor Lee was on the preseason Bednarik, Nagurski and Butkus watch lists. He led the 'Cats with 80 tackles last year en route to Second Team All-Big 12 honors.
Sep 6 - 7:18 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz completed 16-of-34 passes for 207 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Friday's loss to Stanford.

Ertz was largely quiet for most of the game, but he made several legitimately impressive throws during an ill-fated comeback attempt in the fourth quarter. The best of those came when he hooked up with Isaiah Zubera for a 15-yard touchdown with 2:20 remaining in the contest. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder threw a perfect long fade to Zubera, who, himself, made a fantastic catch to haul in the ball against tight coverage. It would have been good in the NFL, as he tapped and dragged like a pro in the back of the end zone. Valiant effort for Ertz and company, but they failed to recover the ensuing onside kick and then Christian McCaffrey happened in the form of a 41-yard touchdown run.
Sep 3 - 12:51 AM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz was named the starter for the 2016 season.

Ertz opened as starter last year, too, but was waylaid by a knee injury during the first series of the season-opener. He has regained full health on that front and beat out redshirt freshman Alex Delton and senior QB Joe Hubener during August camp. From Bill Snyder's comments, this wasn't a particularly close competition. "In all reality, he's been more consistent than the other two," Snyder said. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will have a tall task on his hands in the opener against Stanford. There isn't enough offensive firepower around him to recommend Ertz as a true fantasy prospect.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 1:02 PM

Redshirt freshman WR Carlos Strickland will transfer from Cal to Kansas State.

Strickland is a former four-star recruit and elected to change schools to be closer to his ailing grandfather, who lives in Dallas. Unless the NCAA grants him instant access, Strickland will likely have to sit out the season. The Wildcats' top receiver last season was Deante Burton, who hauled in 510 yards and four touchdowns, a stark difference compared to Cal's offense and skill position players.
Aug 17 - 8:30 AM

Cal redshirt freshman WR Carlos Strickland will transfer.

Strickland's transfer destination is not yet known, but he could land at a program in the state of Texas -- he is moving on from Cal in order to be closer to his ailing grandfather in Dallas. "Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my time at Cal," the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder wrote on Twitter. "I wish the program the best this season and in the years to come." Cal is looking to replace more or less its entire receiving corps after a mass of turnover this offseason, though HC Sonny Dykes indicated that still feels comfortable with the depth at the position even after the losses of Strickland and Austin Aaron, who stepped away to focus on academics earlier this week. Strickland was a four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle and would have to sit out a season according to NCAA regulations should he transfer to another FBS program.
Aug 7 - 2:06 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder indicated that Nebraska might regret their decision to join the Big 10 in 2011.

"When push comes to shove. I don’t want to speak for anybody, but I’m not so sure [Nebraska is] pleased with the decision they made," Snyder said during Big 12 Media Days. He admitted that he "most certainly" missed matching up with the Cornhuskers during division play. While Nebraska finished the 2015 season with an uninspiring 6-7 record, they had recorded at least nine wins in each of their previous four seasons since 2011.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 3:26 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz (knee) indicated that he feels 100% healthy.

Ertz has certainly had plenty of time to focus on his health. He suffered a season-ending knee injury just two plays into the 2015 campaign. "My leadership grew through [the sidelining]," Ertz explained. "I had to find ways to try to affect the team. I was in on the gameplan even though I wasn’t able to play. It definitely was kind of a life-changing experience." This August, he will be competing with redshirt freshman QB Alex Delton and senior QB Joe Hubener for starting honors. "A lot of people probably don’t think I’m durable. I’m excited to prove them wrong," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 2:07 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder indicated that he is not ready to name a starting quarterback for 2016

"About the time it looks like one of them is starting to inch ahead, then all of a sudden somebody else steps up and makes some plays and does some things, and has a great practice," Snyder said. All three of his quarterbacks (redshirt sophomore Jesse Ertz, redshirt freshman Alex Delton and senior Joe Hubener) performed well in the team's spring game. Hubener led the way in completing 21-of-25 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns while Ertz -- who was named team captain over the spring -- completed 12-of-18 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. For his part, Delton wasn't quite as accurate (13-of-21 passing), but finished with 139 yards through the air. Ertz likely has the edge here. He suffered a serious knee injury in Week 1 last season and subsequently missed the entire 2015 campaign, but looks to be completely healthy as we roll into summer.
May 23 - 3:56 PM

Kansas State redshirt senior S Dante Barnett (shoulder) is on the Lott Impact Trophy preseason watch list.

Barnett was all set to finish out his Kansas State career and move on to the NFL before he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the first half of the 2015 opener against South Dakota. He took a redshirt and returns as one of the nation's best safeties. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder was a Second Team All-Big 12 selection in 2014.
May 19 - 5:05 PM

Kansas State named former Minnesota HC Jerry Kill associate athletic director.

Kill stepped down as head coach of Minnesota due to health complications relating to seizures on October 28. There had been talk that he might take a position in the administration with the Golden Gophers, but the job they offered did not tie to athletics and Kill ultimately turned that down in late February. Now, onward to Kansas State. "Mentoring has always been very important to me," Kill said of his new job, "and I am thrilled to work in support of Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder and the football program and learn more about the administrative side of college athletics under (AD) John (Currie) and the rest of the first-class staff at K-State."
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 12:12 PM

Despite never having thrown a pass, Kansas State named redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz a team captain this spring.

Ertz won the starting job last summer but suffered a season-ending knee injury two plays into the opener. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder figures to be backed up by athletic redshirt freshman Alex Delton, who is coming back from his own lost season via knee injury. ESPN's Jake Trotter believes Delton "could carve out a role similar to Daniel Sams in 2013 as a chance-of-pace option off the bench."
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 1:08 PM

Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski said that he was "a little more tame" than Patriots TE and older brother Rob Gronkowski.

Gronkowski also described himself as "a little more intelligent" than his star brother. While the 6-foot-2, 239-pound Gronk the Younger did not hear his name called during the draft, he signed with the Bills as a street free agent following festivities in Chicago. NFL Media's Chad Reuter sees him as a potential asset on special teams in addition to the traditional offense.
Source: NFL.com
May 7 - 1:31 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter ranked Buffalo's UDFA class No. 4.

The analyst believes FB Glenn Gronkowski could make the team as a special teamer and versatile fullback and further asserts that OLB Erin Striker will compete for playing time immediately. "The Bills didn't use a single draft pick on the offensive line, so picking up draftable prospects like center Robert Kugler, tenacious guard/tackle Marquis Lucas and long outside pass protector Keith Lumpkin was wise," Reuter added.
Source: NFL.com
May 6 - 2:49 PM

Pro Football Focus says the Bears' draft class boasted the second-most value per pick of any franchise.

First-round OLB Leonard Floyd was arguably the worst of Chicago's picks from a PFF value perspective, going No. 9 when the group ranked him No. 19. PFF did concede, however, that Floyd is "a tremendous fit for the Bears." After that, Chicago essentially hit eight consecutive value home runs. The next three picks easily surpassed their slots' value expectation, per PFF, with Rd. 2 G Cody Whitehair (No. 17 on the PFF board), Rd. 3 DL Jon Bullard (No. 27) and Rd. 4 ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (No. 76) all going at least 39 spots lower than PFF thought they should have. The Bears were only getting started. A sensational Day 3 was highlighted by Rd. 5 RB Jordan Howard and Rd. 7 WR Daniel Braverman, both of whom PFF wouldn't have objected to going on Day 2.
May 5 - 2:15 PM


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