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Football Feedings 2014 Week 02: Super Stuffed Biscuits And Gravy

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It’s Farmageddon week and there’s no better way to kick off the second week of college football than with some early morning vittles.  So this week we went with some biscuits and sausage gravy, but with a twist.  We will make a meal and STUFF it in the biscuit before we cook it.  It’s the only real way celebrate Kansas State and Iowa State’s farm bred rivalry.  Let’s do this. Continue reading Football Feedings 2014 Week 02: Super Stuffed Biscuits And Gravy

Pick It And Stick It: Morning Farm Time

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I grew up in Kansas, but I’m no farmer.  Shocking right?  Well not really, but I have grown to love the rivalry that started all Great Plains rivalries.  Yup, I’m talking about Farmageddon.  It’s yearly tradition where Kansas State takes on Iowa State.  It’s also very early in the year.  It’s like getting up at the crack of dawn for the college football year’s day.  There’s other games, too so let’s get started. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Morning Farm Time

Kansas Football Preview 2014: Hey, There’s Hype To Live Up To

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Hey it’s another year of football for Kansas State and it’s a weird time to be a fan.  Usually Kansas State comes in underpicked, underestimated, and just generally dumped on.  Welp this year is different.  The Wildcats ended the year strong with an even stronger win over Michigan in the bowl game.  Now all of the sudden the pundits and spineless sports media are picking Kansas State to finish well.

It’s a weird feeling.  If any fan, and team, watches and plays better with a chip on their shoulder, it’s Kansas State.  So now it’s time to act like we’ve been there.  Yes, we have, but that added extra juice of being the underdog is gone.  What’s a K-Stater to do?  I guess the best thing is to do what got you to this point.

For us fans, that means cheering loud and staying proud.  Pretty easy.  For the football team, that means Jake Waters tossing bombs to Tyler Lockett.  That’s pretty easy, too, actually.  It helps that there’s this sexy stats the pundits refer to that each returning Wildcat quarterback leads the team to 11 wins (minus the early Snyder teams).  So Jake Waters has that going for him.

You know what else he has going for him?  Collin Klein.  No no, he’s not playing for the team again, he’s COACHING them.  While you can’t teach those kind of running instincts, Collin Klein can at least give direction.  And that’s exactly what he’s doing with Jake Waters.  Dark horse Heisman right there.  I expect Jake Waters to do great, great things this year.  More so than Tyler Lockett, although he’s right up there.

The offense sort of has questions elsewhere.  There’s a decent group of wide receivers coming back, even though Daniel Sams took off after losing the quarterback job.  The running back situation will be a committee until someone shows up.  I hope its fast.  There’s a polarized set of experience on the offense line and I hope they gel fast too.

I’m not sure what’s up on defense.  Ryan Mueller is the man on the defense line (and former St. Thomas Aquinas alum, like me).  That’s about all I know.  There’s a couple of JUCO transfers that will help out immediately and we’ll have to see what the team looks like when they take the field today.  Chances are, they will be fundamentally sound but not the biggest and fasted.  Just like the last couple of years.

So speaking of games, how do I see the Wildcats this year?  After last year’s fist game turd, I expect them to punch the ball in quicker and grow a bigger lead in the first half against Stephen F. Austin and then let up on the peddle a bit.  They won’t be vanilla the whole game.  Not with what’s coming up next.

Right after that, it’s a brutal stretch.  Farmageddon is next, then Auburn.  Iowa State will be better on the offensive side of the ball  now that they got Mark Mangino as the offensive coordinator.  And it’s on the road.  Even though it wasn’t close last year, it will be this year.  Kansas State will win.

Auburn is the big tomato.  At least it’s in Manhattan.  I get the feel from Tigers fans that they are scared about this one.  They should be.  But for some reason, all of the hype surrounding Kansas State this year has at least alerted them to the danger that is the Wildcats.  Which means the team will be ready.  Will Kansas State be ready? Yes.  Will they lose?  Unfortunately, yes.

So what does the rest of the schedule look like?  Let’s run it down.  They come back down to Earth and beat up UTEP.  Texas Tech is in Manhattan so that’s a Wildcat victory.  That Oklahoma game is a toss up because they are getting overrated too.  I’m going with a loss there.  They will beat Texas and Oklahoma State in Manhattan.  They will beat TCU and West Virginia on the road.  They will roll Kansas.

So that leaves Baylor.  On the road.  Hey guess what?  I’m going to the game!  New stadium.  Last game of the year.  Will it be for the Big 12 title?  I sure hope so.   My guess is that it will have huge implications on the Big 12 title.  That’s good enough for me.  Because I just don’t think Kansas State can keep up with Baylor.

Which means I’m pretty much going chalk this year.  Weak, isn’t it?  That’s what happens when the hype matches where I actually think the team will be, which is about 3rd in the conference with 3 losses.  Now what bowl game that will be,  I don’t know.  I hope it’s close to Austin so I can finally see the Wildcats in a bowl.  But until then, I’ll keep cheering loud and staying proud.  Go Wildcats!

Purple Yeti Roar 100: BCS, Farewell

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Hey!  We’ve hit 100!  What better time to talk about the BCS and the BCS National Championship!  Oh we’ve got plenty to talk about as well, including a quasi-special announcement.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Jake Waters, Michigan, Holiday Bowl, Oregon, Texas, Mack Brown, Iowa State, Kansas, Mark Mangino, Florida, Auburn, Jamies Winston, and ESPN. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 100: BCS, Farewell

Purple Yeti Roar 99: We’ll Miss You Mack

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Yup, Mack Brown resigned from Texas.  Speaking as a K-Stater, I will miss him.  He was so easy to coach against. Watch me talk about that, Nick Saban, BCS National Championship Game, Sugar Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Oregon, Kansas State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Devin Gardner, Daniel Sams, Jake Waters, Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Big 12, SEC, and Jamies Winston. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 99: We’ll Miss You Mack

Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other

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Whoah man I hope you got to see the kind of football I got to see yesterday.  It was all over the place and it was all super exciting.  Rivalry weekend lived up to its name and I recovered just enough to talk about it.  Watch me talk about Thanksgiving, Texas, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, Florida, Florida State, The Game, Ohio State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Duke, North Carolin, ACC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tommy Reese, Missouri, Texas A&M, Big 12, Big 10, SEC, BCS National Championship Game, Big 12, Baylor, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, Jon Hubert, and The Sunflower Showdown. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other

Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

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It’s Friday and it’s late.  I successfully avoided Black Friday and took the brunt of Thanksgiving yesterday.  I took a day off yesterday and am now finally recovered enough to spit out my finger pickin’s flakes of college football destiny.  Thanksgiving was a day for family and this weekend it’s been a family of rivalries.  Heck I’m watching the Civil War at the moment (that’s Oregon vs Oregon State).  We get more rivalries tomorrow and it’s time to give thanks and give picks to see who comes out on top. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

Purple Yeti Roar 94: Keep Laying That Wood

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I got up way early in the morning for college football last week, but I also took some time out Thursday to watch some games as well.  It was better than Saturday.  But hey, at least Kansas State kept laying that wood.  I’ll talk about them as well as Texas Tech, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Case McCoy, Jonathan Gray, Malcom Brown, West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State, LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Bo Pelini, and Brady Hoke. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 94: Keep Laying That Wood

Pick It And Stick It: Stick-to-itiveness

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Last week Kansas State bounced back, as I correctly predicted, and now it’s time for them to keep sawing that wood.  There’s plenty of other teams out there with saws that have plenty of 2×4’s to tackle.  We’ll tackle what I think they will do this weekend rightcheer.  You know, I have a saw myself for the picks.  It’s time I get back on the track.  Now where’s that wood.

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Purple Yeti Roar 90: Washed Out

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Impromptu Roar time!  Yes, I was going to see day 3 of the Austin City Limits Music Festival but some serious rain flooded out the whole day.  No worries.  It just means I’m here talking about the upsets that flooded college football yesterday.  Watch me talk about the Red River Shootout, Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, TCU, Iowa State, Utah, Stanford, Michigan, Penn State, and the Big 12. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 90: Washed Out

Purple Yeti Roar 85: Quarterbacks are Controversied

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Week 2 is over and I actually got to sit down and watch games.  Because of this, the world and cosmos aligned back up.  Although there is still a bit of an issue with quarterbacks.  Watch me talk about that as well as Kansas State, Jake Waters, Daniel Sams, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas, BYU, Big 12, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Casey Pachall, Trevor Boynkin, Jadeveon Clowney, ESPN, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Tommy Reese. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 85: Quarterbacks are Controversied

Purple Yeti Roar

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I’m a little late but hey, I was on vacation.  After all the action that took place, I was kind glad I missed it.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Texas, North Dakota State, Big 12, Georgia, Clemson, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Michigan. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar

Purple Yeti Roar 77: Sweltering Facts

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It’s the middle of July and I’m sweltering hot.  Even on a Sunday morning.  It’s not stopping me from drinking some piping hot coffee and it’s not stopping me from applying facts to some tasty analysis.  Watch in wonder as I dish out knowledge around: Jeopardy, Big 10, Big 12, Ohio State, Michigan, ACC, YES Network, Florida State, SEC, and Phil Steele. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 77: Sweltering Facts

Purple Yeti Roar: Steeley Top 40 2013

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This week was light on news what with America’s (and my) birthday being celebrated.  That gave me some ample time to go over Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 and just tear it apart, with sparklers and blossoms.  Watch me tackle that as well as Kansas, Urban Meyer, Ohio State, Kansas State, Baylor, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas, A&M, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Mike Gundy, Louisville, USC, Oregon, Chip Kelly, Texas, Florida State, and Alabama. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar: Steeley Top 40 2013

Purple Yeti Roar 74: Moving Some Steele

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It’s a hectic week here at KCCGD HQ. I’m moving web hosts and the Phil Steele 2013 college football preview just came in. What to do what to do. Oh, hey! Be late on the Roar. Yup, I promise at some point it will consistently be on Sunday mornings but until then check out topics like: Oklahoma State, Wes Lunt, Illinois, Kansas, Big 12, Time Warner Cable, First Row Sports, Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Big 12, and Kansas State Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 74: Moving Some Steele