OPINION: What to watch for this spring football season

Sophomore quarterback Alex Delton runs the ball down the field during the game against the University of Oklahoma in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 21, 2017. (Meg Shearer | Collegian Media Group)

Now that the K-State basketball season is over we can now look forward to the football season. Spring practices have started, and the spring game is later this month. Yes — already.

The biggest question mark is who will be getting the quarterback nod for the Wildcats this year.

It will most likely be Skylar Thompson or Alex Delton under center for K-State come September. It felt almost as if this discussion was pretty much over after the regular season finale against Iowa State when Thompson had a great game with a thrilling comeback win, but in the bowl game, Delton looked very sharp running the ball and led the Wildcats to a win over UCLA.

If fans say they know who will be starting, I think they are lying. I’m not even sure the coaching staff knows who will be under center next year just yet.

As for the coaching staff, there have been many changes that happened over the winter months. A new offensive coordinator being the biggest move that happened.

Another storyline to watch is how the offense will work next year and any changes in play calling. Some fans seemed to grow tired of the offensive play calls, and maybe this change will satisfy them. One new coach can change a lot for a football team.

Overall, just be watching this team over the spring and keep up to date with the stories The Collegian is publishing. There will be new faces to watch out for and new names that will step up.

This could be a very good year for the K-State football team, and the sky is really the limit for them.

Avery Osen is a graduate student in mass communications. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. Please send comments to opinion@kstatecollegian.com.