If Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder sticks to his plan of naming a starting quarterback 10 days before the season begins against UCLA, he will make a decision between Carson Coffman, Collin Klein and Sammuel Lamur within the next 48 hours.
Odds are he will wait until the news conference leading up to the season-opener on Aug. 31 — as he did last year — to make an official announcement. But the intricacies of his timing don’t much matter. Point is, the Wildcats’ quarterback controversy is almost over.
As of now, all signs point to Coffman taking the first snap.
The senior signal-caller outshined his competition during the spring game, was considered a slim favorite heading into preseason practices and was once again the top performer at Fan Appreciation Day. He completed the most passes, threw the most touchdowns and was comfortable playing in front of a crowd.
That same combination was enough to win him the job over Grant Gregory last season. It easily could land him the No. 1 spot again. (more…)