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Fans as torn as Snyder on K-State QB race

5/2/2013

Before Kansas State's spring game, coach Bill Snyder flipped a coin to decide which of his quarterbacks would start with the first team.

After the game, he said the race was still tied.

I went to the fans for their take, and they were only slightly more emphatic than Snyder about which quarterback should start when Kansas State opens its season against two-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State.

Sophomore Daniel Sams won out with 51 percent of the fan vote, just ahead of juco transfer Jake Waters, with 49 percent of the vote.

I'm sure Sams' performances during mop-up duty last season helped him earn a few votes, but both guys looked impressive (against the second-team, but still) in Saturday's spring game.

I'm with the fans on this one. I can't really pick. I do think both are capable of carrying Kansas State into the postseason this year, but we haven't seen enough of these guys to really know, thanks to Kansas State's always tight access to practice under Bill Snyder.

Most of the time, you're left parsing Snyder's statements to the media, too. Those have been completely non-committal all spring long, and I truly don't think he's being misleading. It's not hard to see either of these guys winning the job and then winning games, but it looks like Snyder, myself and the fans are all in agreement: It's an even playing field and anyone's job going into fall camp.