"That outside world is closing in now, wanting to know. It would be fine with everyone within Vanier's walls if this story went underreported. But we do want to know how many blows Klein, this aw-shucks home-schooled kid from Loveland, Colo., can take before he collapses in a heap.

Check the scars, scabs and bandages after 19 career starts. Conventional weapons do not work against him."


Dennis Dodd, CBSsports.com

"They call Collin Klein, 'Little Bill.' He is so much like his coach. He speaks earnestly and in clich├ęs. He avoids controversy like poison ivy. He deflects praise, embraces blame and has already graduated. He just got married.

He is -- and this is said by everyone from his coaches to his teammates -- the kind of person you would hope your son would become."


Joe Posnanski, Sports on Earth

"Meanwhile, in a de facto changing of the guard atop every Heisman Watch list on the Internet, K-State star Collin Klein on Saturday notched seven touchdowns (four rushing, three passing) while shredding the porous West Virginia defense for a career-high 323 passing yards on 19-of-21 completions.

Klein is no plodder. He's a bruiser, yes, but he can also glide when given a crease."


Stewart Mandel, SI.com

 

"If there was such a thing as a Most Valuable Player award for college football, it might go to Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein.

No player has better defined his team and its success over the past couple of seasons than Klein, whose rapid improvement has coincided with Kansas State's return to national prominence."


Chris Huston, Heisman Pundit

He doesn't do anything wrong. He doesn't make mistakes. He's hard to tackle, he gets in good plays and doesn't turn the ball over. He's a good football player."

Dana Holgorsen, Head Coach, West Virginia

"He's spectacular. I can't imagine there's a better running quarterback in the country.

He's fast in terms of his top-end speed -- he'll make you miss -- and then he'll run you over. His durability must be off the charts. He gets strong as the game goes on."


Al Golden, Head Coach, Miami (FL)

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