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Five K-State Players To Watch in 2021

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Spring football ended Saturday for Kansas State with their final practice open to the public.  K-State has some key newcomers and returners that will need to step in and produce right away if they are to get enough wins to become bowl eligible this fall.  They are losing a lot of production, especially at the tight end position and on the defensive side of the ball, which will need to be replaced. Here are five players you may not have heard much about that are creating some buzz around the program.  Chris Klieman and company hope these guys can step in and replace lost production and help the team improve on their four wins in 2020.  Keep an eye on these five players heading into the fall. Jacardia Wright, Sophomore Running Back The first time I remember seeing Jacardia Wright was when he had 59 yards on 14 carries against Bowling Green in 2019.  I mentioned in a post-game blog post how impressed I was with him.  For some reason, he was used sparingly last season and every time  the r

From The Couch - K-State Potpourri

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  It's a K-State potpourri edition of "From The Couch."  Two incoming transfers to the basketball program, some K-State sports alumni news, and a new "Ask The AD."  Let's go.... "A 6-foot-5, 220-pound shooting guard, (Mark) Smith will have one year of eligibility remaining after the NCAA granted fall and winter sport student-athletes an additional year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, he will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the Fall 2021 after graduating from Missouri with an undergraduate degree in Sport Management. He is expected to graduate in May." ...K-State Sports, March 31, 2021 JM:  Reaction is mixed to Mark Smith joining the K-State basketball program from Missouri.  A big MU fan buddy of mine texted me and said "He will be perfect for Weber and Bruceketball.  Another non-scorer.  And when he's not scoring, he's usually turning the ball over."  That's not exactly a ringin

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