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The Royal Sampler: Collin Klein gains Heisman attention, Bill Snyder the swimmer and a final thought on North Texas

It’s good to be back after a week away. Thanks to Tony for filling in for me while I was off. Let’s kick things off this week with another edition of The Royal Sampler.


It’s never a good sign for a ball-carrier when you’ve got one defender hitting you high and another defender hitting you low. Nothing better from a K-State perspective, though.

LINKS– Collin Klein is starting to gain serious attention as a Heisman candidate.

HeismanPundit, perhaps the most respected website dedicated to analyzing the Heisman Trophy race currently ranks Klein sixth with West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith as the favorite.

HeismanPundit likes the fact that Klein has considerably increased his completion percentage, but says he will need to increase his offensive production in future games if he wants to move up the Heisman list.A hard-nosed leader on an underdog team, Klein has a chance to become the sentimental favorite for the award as the season wears on.

Klein will get the chance to impress a wide audience with a big game against Oklahoma on Saturday.

Sports Illustrated writer Cory McCartney also currently ranks Klein sixth in the Heisman race. He is looking forward to seeing what Klein can do against the Sooners. (more…)