August 6, 2006

Franklin has work cut out for him

Kansas State offensive coordinator James Franklin has plenty of work to do.

The first-year Wildcat assistant must help determine a starter at quarterback, decide who will line up at tailback in the season opener and help piece together an offensive line while at the same time continue to install a new offensive scheme.

The former Green Bay Packers assistant isn't concerned, however, but instead excited about what lies ahead.

What's the biggest thing you want to accomplish with the offense in the next month?

"I think the biggest thing we want to do in the next month is really build a bond and trust with the players, where the players really trust each other and the coaches. That goes both ways. Players have to trust the coaches, and coaches have to trust the players. I think that's the biggest thing."

What about naming a starting quarterback?
"I think it's very, very important to have a date and time set so that the team can see who the quarterback will be and that leadership can start to develop. I think the leaders will come from many positions, but obviously that quarterback position is important. Coach Prince has a date set, and we're going to stick by that and go from there."

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