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Wichita Eagle's Kellis Robinett reports Kansas State redshirt sophomore RB Mike McCoy has been "turning heads" at spring football practice.

McCoy only recorded 55 yards on 10 carries in three games as a redshirt freshman but is expected to take on a much bigger role next season. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder said "Mike McCoy is a very talented player, very physical player, very undisciplined player – two out of three doesn't work. When he gets the third order of business in place, he'll be a very fine player." McCoy has also been working on pass-protection and catching the ball out of the backfield in order to become a more well-rounded player.
Apr 18 - 7:51 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Kansas State WR Byron Pringle to Miami Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo.

Pringle is one of the oldest prospects in the class at 25-years-old, and his history of off-field trouble that caused his college career to start late could hurt his stock. On the field, Pringle shows "talent as a deep ball threat" according to Zierlein, and also is able to set up routes and clear defenders. He also could be a potential kick returner, which obviously increases his value. Zierlein projects Pringle to go late on Day 3, but someone who values his versatility could take him in the fourth or fifth round.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 17 - 8:47 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Kansas State DB D.J. Reed to Detroit Lions DB Jamal Agnew.

Agnew was a fifth-round pick in last year's draft, and that's right around where Reed is projected to go in this year's. Zierlein raves about the 5-foot-9, 188-pound cornerback's instincts, and that his speed and vision could make him an asset in the return game. The question is whether or not Reed can handle anything but the slot position because of his size, and he gets turned around too often in coverage. Still, Reed's size makes him a prototypical slot corner, and that position becomes more valuable every year in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 10 - 10:52 PM

Kansas State WR Byron Pringle will go through a private workout for the Chiefs on Wednesday, according to Tony Pauline.

Aaron Wilson previously reported Pringle would work out for the Chiefs and later visit the Saints, but now we know the date of the first. The Senior Bowl receiver's best trait is his speed, and we know Andy Reid loves to stockpile pass catchers with that trait.
Mar 14 - 9:49 AM

Kansas State WR Byron Pringle has a visit with the Saints scheduled, according to Aaron Wilson.

Pringle will also go through a private workout with the Chiefs. Pringle projects as a returner and speed threat. The Senior Bowl attendee also posted an athletic composite score in the 38th percentile.
Mar 12 - 11:10 AM

Kansas State redshirt senior RB Dalvin Warmack has reversed course on his intention to transfer.

Oops. Warmack (5'8/187) declared his transfer intention on social media in mid-February, but looks like he's had a change of heart. In his reversal message, he cited the relationship he's built with K-State RB coach Eric Hickson over the past month. Hickson was hired to the post in January. Warmack makes for a nice depth get-back for the Wildcats, having rushed for a career-best 252 yards with a trio of touchdowns during the past season.
Mar 6 - 4:14 PM

Kansas State WR Byron Pringle ran the 40 yard dash on Saturday in 4.46 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Pringle's time ranked 10th among wideouts who ran on Saturday, and he was one of only 14 players at the position to run the 40 yard dash under 4.5 seconds. He also posted one of the faster 20 yard shuttle times (4.40), so he showed quickness as well as solid speed. This is a solid day for Pringle, who could have a chance of going on Day 2 come draft time.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 10:00 PM

Kansas State DC Tom Hayes has retired.

Hayes' impending retirement was reported as in the works by many an outlet near the end of January, with K-State now officially confirming that the longtime coach would be stepping off into the sunset. It's been a long ride for Hayes, who's been working sidelines -- both collegiate and NFL -- since 1977. He's served as Kansas State's defensive coordinator since 2012. With Hayes stepping down, LB coach Blake Seiler will receive a bump up to DC.
Feb 17 - 12:50 PM

Kansas State officially announced that LB coach Blake Seiler has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

Seiler will take over for Tom Hayes, who has decided to retire. Brian Norwood will replace Seiler as the new LB coach, coming over from Tulsa. A former defensive end for the Wildcats, Seiler has spent nine years on the KSU staff, and will be entering his sixth season as a full-time assistant.
Feb 16 - 7:09 PM

247Sports' Ryan Wallace reports that Kansas State will hire Tulsa co-DC Brian Norwood to serve as likely secondary coach.

That role might change, but regardless, looks like Norwood will be on his way to Manhattan in the very near future. He's been serving on staff at Tulsa since 2015, but does have experience in the Big 12 having worked at Baylor from 2008-14 and earlier at Texas Tech in 2000.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 14 - 4:18 PM

Kansas State redshirt senior OL Breontae Matthews will transfer as a graduate.

Matthews (6'5/321) joined Kansas State out of the JUCO ranks prior to the 2016 season, with ESPN ranking him as the No. 16 JUCO tackle prospect in the class. After redshirting during his initial year with the Wildcats, he was used sparingly during the 2017 campaign. He's expected to graduate in May, after which he will be eligible to play with his fresh program-to-be immediately come the start of the upcoming season.
Feb 13 - 1:10 PM

Kansas State redshirt senior RB Dalvin Warmack announced he will transfer.

Because Warmack graduated, he'll be eligible for immediate playing time at whatever school he lands at. The 5-foot-8, 187-pound tailback ran for 252 yards and three touchdowns in nine games with Kansas State in 2017.
Feb 12 - 2:18 PM

Kansas State senior WR Dominique Smith announced he'll be transferring from the school.

Heath made the announcement over Twitter, thanking the Kansas State coaches and players. He stated a desire to play closer to home, so he'll likely be heading to a school close to the North Carolina area. He'll leave as a graduate, so he'll be eligible for immediate playing time. It's a big loss for the Wildcats' receiving core, as Heath was the leading receiver in 2016 with 45 catches and three touchdowns.
Feb 12 - 12:00 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Kansas State DC Tom Hayes has retired.

It's not a completely unforeseen retirement. 247Sports relays that Hayes had planned on stepping down after the 2017 season, but had a change of heart, at least for a little while. He's been working as defensive coordinator with the Wildcats since 2012. The well-seasoned coach's career began in 1977 and he's since gone on to hold jobs at both the collegiate and NFL levels, putting in recent stops at Kansas (2011), Tulane (2010), the New Orleans Saints (2006-07) and Stanford (2005) prior to linking up with HC Bill Snyder. His defenses at Kansas State have been rock-solid versus the run and less so versus the past -- over the last three seasons, K-State has ranked as a bottom-25 unit against the aerial attack. The Wildcats will be rolling with not only a new (yet unknown) defensive coordinator in 2018, but also a new offensive coordinator after Dana Dimel left that post to take the head-coaching position at UTEP. They promoted WR coach Andre Coleman to replace Dimel.
Jan 27 - 1:47 PM

Kansas State promoted WR coach/passing-game coordinator Andre Coleman to offensive coordinator.

Coleman moves on up the ladder for larger responsibilities due to former OC Dana Dimel's departure for the head-coaching position at UTEP. Dimel had served as K-State's offensive play-caller since 2009. Coleman will assume that mantle, now, with Charlie Dickey (OL coach) and Collin Klein (QB coach) also receiving title bumps to co-offensive coordinator. Given that the personnel here is not changing beyond Dimel, we don't expect Kansas State to diverge too much from their run-first, grind-you-down approach on offense.
Jan 24 - 2:05 PM


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