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On the road to Manhattan, Ks. Look forward to visiting with KSU QB Collin Klein for @collegegameday feature.Whats the lunch spot, ‘Cats?
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) September 19, 2012
Looks like Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is going to be featured prominently on ESPN’s “College Gameday” this week with Scott Van Pelt coming to Manhattan today. Klein was also featured on the show leading up to last year’s game against Oklahoma for a story on coach Bill Snyder.
That video piece seemed to received positive feedback from fans, but most of the K-State faithful were still upset about the traveling show heading to LA instead of Kansas.
– Seven players on Oklahoma’s roster are from Kansas. All seven of them are eager to go against the Wildcats.
“A lot of people from my hometown are big K-State fans,” (Brannon) Green (an OU tight end from Altamont) said. “It being a farming community and Kansas State being a big agricultural school. They’re excited for the game and so am I. It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time.”
If you want to read the opposite side of this story about how the seven Oklahoma-born players on K-State’s roster are looking forward to going against the Sooners, well, you’re in luck. That’s what I’m writing about today. Check it out in tomorrow’s newspaper or our main website later this afternoon.
– K-State didn’t start so well against Oklahoma last year and it cost the Wildcats. Collin Klein is more equipped to lead a comeback now, but K-State still wants to play from ahead this time around.
– Why did Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips choose the Sooners over K-State even though he is from Kansas? Simple, he told the Tulsa World: “I just wanted to win, so I came to Oklahoma.”
– Collin Klein is honored to be considered a contender for the Heisman Trophy, but he isn’t worried about winning the award.
– Tony Jefferson, one of Oklahoma’s best defensive players, is expected to play against K-State after missing time in his last game with a minor injury.
SONG OF THE DAY
Speaking of Tony Jefferson, he appears to be a better tackler than a rapper. Though, in his defense, there aren’t many great covers of this song out there.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Not sure how I would react to this at the start of a news conference. I know things are going poorly for Arkansas coach John L. Smith this season, but this is just bizarre.