Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters had always been the next guy in line. The veteran would graduate and he would step into the QB job.
Now, he's getting his first taste of real competition.
The junior college transfer is in a race with sophomore Daniel Sams for the starting nod with Kansas State just over two weeks away from playing its season opener.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said it's possible a starter won't be decided until shortly before the Wildcats play North Dakota State on Aug. 30.
Waters and Sams are both are trying to replace Collin Klein, the Heisman Trophy finalist who led the Wildcats to a Big 12 title last year.