Risner calls K-State players-only meeting "beneficial"

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - As the frustration mounts for Kansas State during a disappointing 2-4 start, senior offensive lineman Dalton Risner stepped up with an idea.

Risner said he asked Bill Snyder if he could call for a players-only meeting. The Wildcat players ended up gathering for about 30 minutes, according to Risner.

He said he thought it was important for the players themselves to take ownership of where K-State currently stands, as the team has lost three straight games.

"Because it's our team," Risner said. "The coaches are a huge part of it. You guys are a huge part of it, the whole community is a huge part of this football program. But at the same time, sometimes you got to get together.

"We're a family. Sometimes you got to get everything out there, positive and negative. And I felt like that was needed. The reason it was a good meeting guys is because it wasn't about what the coaches could do different, what can the community do different, what can everyone else do different. It was what we could do different as players."

Kansas State will host Oklahoma State on Oct. 13. It will be the first meeting between the two teams with both being unranked since 2007.