MANHATTAN, Kan. - Over 6,000 fans turned out for Kansas State's open football practice Saturday as the Wildcats focused on special teams and team and individual drills in the two-hour workout.
Head Coach Ron Prince:
On the practice:
“Practice, as you could see, are not quite at midseason form but we were excited about being here and getting the kids out in front of a large group of people. That was probably the biggest thing we got out of today, and we have a lot to work on for sure.”
On preparing for the season opener:
“We have pushed them hard this week in practice and they have been working on getting in shape to play. We are getting close to having the stamina that we will need to go win in the environment we are going to face on September 1. From a fundamental standpoint, I feel like we are working hard, though I wouldn’t say our timing is where I would like it to be.”
On having a young offense:
“Everyone out here is under pressure to perform. I have been really pleased with the running backs and what they have done to this point. We missed Leon Patton today due to having the flu and not feeling well. I thought Dee Bell and Justin Woods did a nice job; they have the speed that’s for sure.”