October 3, 2006

Depth chart shake up

Kansas State head coach Ron Prince made some very noticeable changes to his depth chart after Saturday's loss at Baylor. It was made public soon after Saturday's game that Josh Freeman would take over for Dylan Meier at quarterback, but it wasn't until Tuesday that it was revealed K-State would have two more first-time freshmen starters Saturday against Oklahoma State.

A total of five freshmen, three of which are true freshmen, will start for the Wildcat offense when the Cowboys visit Manhattan this weekend, with the first time starters at quarterback, running back and right guard joining tight end Jeron Mastrud and right tackle Nick Stringer. Here's a position-by-position look at the changes.

QUARTERBACK
IN: Josh Freeman, 6-6 238 Fr.
OUT: Dylan Meier, 6-2 211 Sr.
POSITION OUTLOOK: Freeman gets the start based more on potential than production. Meier hadn't been overly productive himself, completing just 69-of-136 throws (50.7 percent) for 765 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Freeman has hit on 29.8 percent of his passes (14-of-47) for 214 yards with no touchdowns and four picks. Meier averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion; Freeman averages 4.5 yards per pass attempt and 15.2 yards per completion.

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