September 3, 2006

Sluggish opener leaves Cats with plenty to prove

The heart and the head spent some time arguing when it came time to make a score prediction for the first game of the Ron Prince coaching era at Kansas State. The heart won when it came time for Friday's prediction and now the head is dizzy, and rightfully so.

K-State opened its first game since 1988 without Bill Snyder on the sideline and, well, it looked a lot like 1988. OK, so it wasn't that bad, but nearly losing to a I-AA program at home, even one as good as Illinois State, isn't up to the standards K-State fans have come to expect.

Heck, it wasn't even up to Prince's own words.

Fast, check. Strong, not along the offensive line. Disciplined, except when it comes to notable thing such as a crucial unsportsmanlike penalty. And as for the consistently playing for championships part, let's put that off until a later date. Maybe a much later date.

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