Player Quotes

Senior Defensive Back Billy McClellan
On the competition in the secondary...
"It's been a competitive battle with all corners. Myself and Otis (Johnson) have been here awhile. If we play like we did in the spring game, we might have the edge, but the edge doesn't mean anything."

On who has impressed in the secondary...
"Our freshman and juco transfers are looking real good. We are keeping a good spirit and keeping everything competitive. We are getting better as a secondary, as a group.

Junior Defensive Back Troy Butler
On the competition in the secondary...
"Every day we have to come out and compete. You never know who is going to be where and we have to come out everyday ready to play."

On competition in the 7-on-7 drills...
"We have lots of fun out there. You have to have fun everyday in practice throughout the drills."

Junior Defensive Back Emmanuel Lamur
On preparing himself to play the secondary in the Big 12...
"I think working hard every day is going to be a big difference."

Senior Wide Receiver Brandon Banks
On the start of practice...
"It's going pretty good. Everybody is building. We have a base to start from now and everyone going day to day."

On his expectations for the upcoming season...
"To just go out there and compete every game. We just need to go out and compete and give everything we got."

Junior Running Back/Quarterback Daniel Thomas
On playing different positions...
"I'm getting equal snaps at all the positions - just wherever the coaches put me. They have different plays for me where they line me up at the different positions, so I'm getting plenty of reps."

On who he models his game after...
"I like Adrian Peterson a lot, so I try to model my game around him. He is a good runner, so I like to look at that aspect of his game."

On the first time he heard about K-State...
"I think it was 1998. I heard about them from a teammate. I got letters that all the players would get for recruiting. I remember watching Michael Bishop and Darren Sproles."

Junior Quarterback Carson Coffman
On the quarterback competition...
"It's very competitive. I'm glad that he (Grant Gregory) is here. He is keeping me on my toes and just bringing the best out of me. It's a competition, so I'm trying to win the starting job."

On his athleticism...
"I'm confident in my abilities and in what I can do. I think my running has improved a lot. I think I have a skill set that I'm pretty good at."