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


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 99: We’ll Miss You Mack


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 98: They Are The Champions My Friends


And they’ll keep on fighting til the end. I’m back again this week to go over the day that was Championship Saturday. Watch me talk about Big 12, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Bedlam, Texas, ACC Championship Game, Florida State, Duke, Big 10 Championship Game, Ohio State, Michigan State, SEC Championship Game, Missouri, Auburn, Sugar Bowl, Kansas State, and BCS National Championship Game. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 98: They Are The Champions My Friends

Purple Yeti Roar 96: Blowout Sandwiches


Yeah I was out of town this weekend, so I didn’t get to see much football.  I did, however, see enough to get a taste of them greasy ass blowout sandwiches.  There was plenty to go around this weekend.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Oklahoma, Trevor Knight, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Jake Sims, Iowa State, SEC, Big 12, Pac 12, Florida, Georgia Southern, Oregon, Arizona, Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 96: Blowout Sandwiches

Pick It And Stick It: ESPN College GameDay In Big 12 Country? Finally!


It took up until the last remaining weeks of the season but ESPN finally felt it worthy to grace their college football presence in Big 12 country.  All it took was a still undefeated Baylor and a one loss Oklahoma State to do it.  And boy that will be a shootout.  Kapwing!  We also have a couple of tasty Top 25 match ups and a HUGE game for Alabama as they take on Chattanooga.  Let’s get the show started. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: ESPN College GameDay In Big 12 Country? Finally!

Purple Yeti Roar 95: The Plot Thickens


For such a weak lineup of games this weekend we actually got some meat to the schedule. Some teams went by the wayside while others stepped up to the task. Watch me talk about Kansas State, TCU, Gary Patterson, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Blake Bell, Trevor Knight, Texas, Oklahoma State, Mack Brown, Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech, Georgia, Auburn, USC, Stanford, Oregon, Pac 12, SEC, and the Big 12. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 95: The Plot Thickens

Pick It And Stick It: A November To Remember

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So it started out last week with Oregon tripping on their tails against Stanford.  It’s that time of year again where we’ll start seeing others fall to the wayside.  Heck, even smaller teams have felt the brunt of November.   Just ask Texas Tech.  Who will it be this week?  Baylor? Florida State?  Alabama?  I guess we’ll find out Saturday who will be next. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: A November To Remember

Pick It And Stick It: The Unofficial Start Of The Weekend


I can’t ever remember having this many contests going on for a Thursday night like this that meant so much.  So now we have it.  We get Baylor taking on Oklahoma and then Oregon taking on Stanford.  What a meaty plate.  It’s good thing we’re getting a day’s rest on Friday before another serving Saturday.  That plate won’t be light either, with Kansas State cow cooking and some SEC sausage to gnaw.  Why am I so hungy?  I should be out on the unofficial start of the college football weekend. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: The Unofficial Start Of The Weekend

Purple Yeti Roar 93: Fall Back


I got an extra hour of sleep last night and boy did I need it.  The action from yesterday’s college football games was just too much.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Iowa State, Farmageddon, Kansas, Texas, TCU, West Virginia, Gary Patterson, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Missouri, Tennessee, Oregon, Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Baylor, and Oklahoma. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 93: Fall Back

Purple Yeti Roar 92: A New Hope


Yes, Kansas State won yesterday.  They have to fight their way to a bowl game and the win over West Virginia helped.  These rebels are coming on strong.  Watch me talk about that and Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Farmageddon, Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Big 12, Texas, TCU, South Carolina, Missouri, SEC East, Tremaine Thompson, and Tyeler Lockett. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 92: A New Hope

Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves


Yes it’s that time of year when the leaves start to turn and when, in Austin, the temperature actually falls below 50 degrees at night.  Yup, time to round up the slippers, warm up the pumpkin spice whatever, pop on your favorite pullover, and watch some college football all crispy and fresh air like.  And my, what a week to watch, too.  Kansas State is back, we’ve got some proving grounds to cover for Texas Tech, and a whole bevy of top 25 match ups. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves

Purple Yeti Roar 91: Back To Life, Back To Reality


I don’t know how I managed to get that song stuck in my head, but gol durnit it had to have been something to do with the past weekend’s action of college football.  Watch him and hum my way through topics like TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Iowa State, Baylor, BIg 12, SEC, ACC, Florida State, Clemson, Associated Press Top 25, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, Vanderbildt, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas A&M, and the BCS Standings. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 91: Back To Life, Back To Reality

Pick It And Stick It: Pouncing On Picks Like A Tiger


Whoa man I am so glad Kansas State doesn’t play football this week.  I’m recovering from Austin City Limits Music Festival last week and I’m just ready for some good football and nothing on the line for yours truly.  Peering at the schedule it looks like it’s a great non committal weekend for me.  Some tasty top 25 match ups and enough Big 12 action to fill up the whole day Saturday. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Pouncing On Picks Like A Tiger

Purple Yeti Roar 90: Washed Out


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

Pick It and Stick It: Austin City Pick Its


Yup, I’ll be at weekend two for this year’s Austin City Limits so I will miss out on watching some games.  It does not, however, stop me from picking and sticking it.  And my what a lovely set of picks this week.  We have some meaty Top 25 match ups as well as some good ole rivalry action right here in the Big 12.  Will I somehow recover from my awful pics so far?  More importantly, will I recover from this weekend? Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Austin City Pick Its