Spring Football Practice Update

MANHATTAN, Kan. The 2009 Purple and White game is just over a week away as the Kansas State football team completed its ninth of 15 spring practices on Wednesday.


The Wildcats returned to the practice field this week after a five-day break that saw the coaching staff head out on the recruiting trail.


“We’ve just come off a five-day break in which our coaches visited over 120 schools on a three-day recruiting venture and the players focused more diligently on their school work, strength and conditioning drills while also enjoying a little free time,” said head coach Bill Snyder.


“Getting back to the practice field on Monday and Wednesday was a rude awakening. We were not at the same performance level as we were before the break, although I have seen some improvement in most of our special teams units. One of our major issues has been, and continues to be, the focus and intensity with which we practice. The final six practices will involve a great emphasis on that same practice intensity we are lacking, along with improvement on fundamentals, learning assignments, execution and gaining confidence in their performance.”


The spring game will kick at 3 p.m. on May 2 inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Check out k-statesports.com for ticket information and a full schedule of events and activities for the weekend.