Snyder knows who his starting QB is

The rest of us will just have to wait until tomorrow to find out who he picked.

During the Big 12 coaches teleconference this morning, the Kansas State football coach said he has made his choice between Carson Coffman and Grant Gregory. He’s just waiting to spread the news.

“We have a decision,” Snyder said. “We’ll announce it tomorrow.”

That announcement will come at approximately 12:30 p.m. when Snyder’s weekly on-campus press conference begins.

Coffman is a 6-foot-3 junior who saw some action with the Wildcats last season. He is also one of four captains on this year’s team. Gregory is a 6-foot-1 senior who transferred to Kansas State from South Florida.

From what I have seen, heard behind the scenes and from what my gut feeling tells me I think Coffman will get the nod.

For what it’s worth, UMass coach Kevin Morris said during his weekly teleconference that he expects Coffman to start at quarterback.

Snyder has made no indication as to which signal-caller he prefers. All he has said is that the preseason competition at the position has gone well.

That’s something he wants to continue.

Just because he has picked a starter for Saturday’s game against Massachusetts doesn’t mean he’s picked his starter for the entire season.

“Whoever the No. 2 quarterback is going into this game,” Snyder said, “I want him to always understand that if he continues to improve then he always has the opportunity to challenge for the No. 1 spot. Whoever it is who goes on the field Saturday will certainly have to perform well enough to retain the position.”