Collin "Optimus" Klein. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Jug Of News (08.09.12)

Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for a couple pieces of Collin Klein news, as well as some interesting quick hits from the various corners of K-statedom.

Many continue to express doubt regarding KSU’s ability to replicate the success of the 2011 season. Yet even as nearly every major media outlet (The Sporting News excepted) expresses this skepticism, Collin Klein continues to rack up preseason accolades. This time, his name has been placed on the Unitas Golden Arm watch list. It’s interesting how so many media outlets (it’s gotten so bad that I don’t even put each new poll disrespecting KSU in the Hub) can rank KSU last of the Big 12 teams in their polls, yet those who are responsible for putting together these watchlists have placed multiple K-Staters on the lists.

Of Collin Klein in particular, the aforementioned Sporting News put it best. That magazine described him as “having flaws” but also possessing a burning “will to win.” In my view, those same descriptors can be applied to the team as a whole. Doubt them at your peril.

Now for some quick hits:

That’s all for today, except for–of course–the traditional Kietzman Coda, and a few stories that you’ll probably like to read, if you missed them the first time around.

CODA: Kevin Kietzman–and his son, Spencer–are lying liars, who tried to convince people that former K-State great Jacob Pullen is a serial criminal. Just keeping that little tidbit front-of-mind, in hopes that people will pressure them both into issuing a full retraction and an apology.

 

Some older stories, in case you missed them:

Erik Kynard, High Flier, Is An Olympic Silver Medalist

Jameson Talks KSU Football On The c3 Show With Joe Bendiez

Kansas State Olympians: More Than Just Erik Kynard

The Big 12 Media’s Preseason Poll: Statistically Breaking Down How They Put KSU 6th

Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…: I was an Olympian (sort of) 

K-State Researchers Play Role In Discovery Of Higgs Boson “God Particle”

Kansas State Baseball In The Pros: July 17

Kevin and Spencer Keitzman Claim Jake Pullen Is A Serial Criminal

Spencer Kietzman: Cat Burglar

Meditations On The Dark Knight Rises, In Light Of Aurora

What Will The New College Football Playoff Look Like?

The Big 12 Is Better Without Missouri and Texas A&M

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