Jake Waters is Kansas State's starting quarterback

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

It's often said that you don't want to be the guy who replaces the guy, but you want to be the guy who replaces the guy who replaced the guy. Well, Jake Waters will be replacing the guy.

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder announced on Monday that the junior college transfer will open the season as Kansas State's starting quarterback, meaning Waters just has to fill the enormous shoes left behind by Collin Klein.

Snyder says Waters was the more consistent quarterback during camp's competition, beating out Daniel Sams who served as Klein's backup last season.

Of the two quarterback options, Waters is the better passer, as he threw for over 3,500 yards, 39 touchdowns and only three interceptions at Iowa Western Community College last season. Which, even for the junior college level, are some ridiculous numbers.

Of course, just because Waters is starting the game, that doesn't mean he'll be the only quarterback who sees some time. Snyder said that Sams will see some snaps too, which only makes sense because Kansas State is playing North Dakota State and because I think there's a new Big 12 rule that says you have to use two quarterbacks.

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