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Kansas State's matchup with Oklahoma State was arguably one of the Wildcats' worst performances of 2013 so far.
Quarterback Daniel Sams took a bulk of the snaps in the 33-29 loss, too. Generally looking at the game, out of Kansas State's five turnovers, Sams was responsible for four.
It wasn't pretty. It wasn't entirely Sams fault, though.
Quarterback Jake Waters also had his fair share of issues. He will continue to share snaps with Sams. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder seems firmly planted in that decision, too, despite many calling for Sams to be the sole quarterback.
The difficult part of Snyder's two-quarterback decision is that it doesn't allow Sams to grow. The sophomore is erratic but working out the kinks. Playing time helps.
However, Sams will have to work with the time he is given.
If the sophomore wants to eventually be the starter for the Wildcats, he will need to find consistency.
His precision will need to be improved. He will also need to find a way to stay calm under pressure.
Sams has all of the tools to be a great quarterback for Kansas State. Unfortunately, he's standing in his own way.
It might not always be pretty, but Sams is growing.
Until he steadies himself a bit, though, his seat will remain hot.