The Kansas State Wildcats are the last team standing in the Big 12 when it comes to having not yet played their annual spring game. That will change this Saturday, the 27th as their spring game is scheduled for a 1:00 CST kickoff.
The reigning Big 12 champions will play in the Purple/White game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium even though it is the middle of a major face-lift. At the end of the regular season, the old press box was demolished and a state-of-the-art replacement is slated to be done before the start of the 2013 season. Parts of the stadium will be closed off on Saturday to accommodate for the construction.
One of the biggest question marks for the Wildcats heading into spring was the replacement of quarterback Collin Klein. His possible replacement, Daniel Sams, replaced Klein last season when he was sidelined due to a concussion. He will have some competition with JUCO transfer Jake Walters, who currently holds the NJCAA record for completions.
Like several of their Big 12 counterparts, I doubt even after the spring game that head coach Bill Snyder will announce which one will take over for Klein.
Another iffy situation for the Wildcats was the defense. They only have one defensive player returning who has started. As Snyder likes to do and has been successful with, there are several JUCO transfers looking to move into a starting role for the defense. What hurts the most is the replacement of Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Arthur Brown.
This should be a decent spring game to check out this weekend if you can break away from the NFL Draft. The game will be televised on K-State HD-TV and most likely locally in the Manhattan, Kansas area.