For the second straight year, Carson Coffman will start the season as Kansas State’s quarterback.
For the second straight year, he won a multi-player competition during training camp to earn his playing time.
For the second straight year, he will need to prove the doubters wrong.
On the surface, it appears nothing has changed about Coffman in the past 365 days. But he is different.
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He has used his past failures as motivation. He has earned the respect of his teammates. He has shown off his funny side. He has a new attitude.
Ask if he is bothered by those who say he will once again lose his starting status midway through the season, and he responds: “They don’t really know what’s going on. To those people out there who are saying that, it gives me motivation to prove them wrong.” (more…)