Confident Thompson progressing at K-State camp

Published: Aug. 5, 2019 at 11:31 PM CDT
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Skylar Thompson finally has the Kansas State starting quarterback job all to himself. And Chris Klieman can see the junior feeling it.

"He's playing really well," Klieman said."He's playing with so much more confidence."

The first-year Wildcat head coach addressed the media on Monday for the first time since K-State started fall camp. KSU let media members watch a portion of Monday's practice, where you could see the continued progress from Thompson that Klieman expected.

"I knew he would because I just saw how much of a jump he made from practice five or six to practice 13 in the spring," Klieman said. "I just saw his work ethic in the summertime, how much film he watched on his own and how much he was up here trying to continue to learn about our system. I can see in the first four practices that he's got a great grasp of things.

"He's already checking things at the line of scrimmage, which he wouldn't have even thought about doing until late in the spring. Now he feels really comfortable with signals and being on the right page with the wide receivers and tight ends. It's been really neat to see how much his growth has been. That's just in four days, but now I'm really hoping and counting on there being some real substantial growth here in the next three weeks."