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Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Bill Snyder should officially announce Collin Klein as Kansas State’s starting quarterback any day now.

The only true suspense to come out of the Wildcats’ QB competition (or lack thereof) should revolve around who will serve as Klein’s backup.

If I had to guess, Sammuel Lamur will open the season at the No. 2 spot. The senior was Bill Snyder’s second QB option during the spring game, and I’ve heard nothing to indicate that has changed during fall practices. Lamur hasn’t shown much during his few playing opportunities in front of fans, but he is very athletic and he has spent more than two years in K-State’s system.

That should give him a slight advantage over junior college transfer Justin Tuggle, who many expected to challenge Klein for the starting spot when he signed with K-State out of Blinn Community College. When spring practices ended, Tuggle said he wasn’t as familiar with the offense as he needed to be. He vowed to push Klein for the starting spot in the fall, but that hasn’t happened. (more…)