QB Daniel Sams (right) Emily DeShazer|K-State Collegian
The headlines in Manhattan, Kan. all revolve around the QB battle to replace Collin Klein.
The two contenders are redshirt sophomore Daniel Sams, who played sparingly last season, and junior college transfer Jake Waters, who broke nearly every one of Cam Newton's records at the JUCO level last year.
In the spring game, the race looked even between the two. Waters was 14-of-18 for 249 yards and three touchdowns, while Sams went 18-of-28 for 391 yards and four scores. Sams also added one touchdown on the ground.
Sams is more accustomed to head coach Bill Snyder's system, as he's been around the team for two years, a year-and-a-half longer than Waters. But Waters was one of the nation's best junior college players last year, and he'll certainly be in the running.
Defensively, the Wildcats lost nearly their entire defensive line last year along with LB Arthur Brown. That's the biggest question mark surrounding this team.
Snyder is one of the best coaches in the country, though, and the Wildcats have plenty of talent coming back, including RB John Hubert, WR Tyler Lockett and safety Ty Zimmerman. Expect the Wildcats to be one of the top teams in the league in 2013.