September 12, 2006

Meier ready to meet Marshall's challenge

Dylan Meier, like many of his Kansas State teammates, is excited about the opportunity to play Marshall on Saturday. K-State's senior quarterback made a brief appearance in his team's 27-20 loss to the Thundering Herd back in 2003 before missing last year's Wildcat victory in Huntington due to injury, and Meier figures to play a key role Saturday in a contest he called, "the kind of game you live for," during Tuesday's weekly press conference.

How much better do you feel after the second game?
"It's a lot better. It's a lot better feeling this week. After looking at the film, there were so many things that we were just a little bit off on. As an offense, we're striving to be the best. We just have to come along. We're just a little off in so many areas, but we have came a long ways. Overall, we're on the right track, but we still have to hit those moments when you need to."

On having the running game going…
"Coach Prince says it best when he says the running game is a quarterback's best friend. Unless you're Texas Tech, a quarterback needs a running game. We're going to establish the run, and it's going to help open things up as things go along."

With Rashaad Norwood leading the team in receptions, you two developing a chemistry?
"The tight end plays a key role. Coach Prince emphasized that from the spring. He said Heath Miller had over 70 catches his senior year. It's part of the progression and schemes. You put it anywhere around Rashaad he's going to make a catch. We really don't look at stats. I go through my progressions, and if he's open, I get it to him, if he's not, I don't and move along."

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