2. Is Jake Waters ready to take his game to the next level
Last season didn’t get off to a great start for Jake Waters. The former JUCO National Player of the Year threw two interceptions in a stunning home opening loss to FCS Champ North Dakota St.
The Senior quarterback played much better in the second half of the season leading the team to 6 wins out of its last seven games including a victory in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl over Michigan.
Waters through one season is the 14th leading passer in Kansas State’s history and with a repeat of last seasons performance in the upcoming one could easily see himself crack the top 5.
Quarterbacks under Bill Snyder have somewhat of a reputation of making a marked improvement in one category or another in the interim between their Junior and Senior seasons. It will be interesting to see what Waters, who is more of a pro style quarterback than his predecessor Collin Klein, has improved upon in that time.
Whether it is Water’s decision making, which at times was suspect last year, his running ability which has been a trademark of Wildcat quarterbacks under Snyder or any other improvement in Water’s game I for one will be watching Waters closely to see if he can elevate his game and etch his name in Wildcat lore with a magical season.