Media Day- Wildcat QB discusses Surgery and Season

Dylan Meier picked up in the 2005 season exactly where he left off in the 2004 campaign. Laughing, the Wildcat quarterback candidate said, "Now, you know I can't talk about that."

Dylan Meier picked up in the 2005 season exactly where he left off in the 2004 campaign.

Laughing, the Wildcat quarterback candidate said, "Now, you know I can't talk about that."

That ... is talking about his health, and exactly what prevents him from playing at 100 percent effectiveness.

"Strict orders," Meier said, flashing a smile. "I'm not getting into that."

It's known, however, that Meier, who started six K-State games last year, did undergo rotator cuff surgery in December to help repair to reconstruct his right shoulder that prevented him from throwing the ball in practice starting in late September of the 2004 season.

Meier did go 3-3 in his starts and passed for 1,438 yards and ran for another 232, but he played well under his capabilities.

Now, Meier says, "It takes a while for the variables in my shoulder to come back to normal. That includes muscle memory, muscular movement, and strength. That will take X number of days to come back and X is an unknown variable.

"One day or another, it's going to come," Meier said. "When that day comes, I'll go out and show what I can do."

But for now, Meier said, "The doctors and trainers have put a limit on how much I can throw, and I'm still awfully limited."

So without saying so, it appears the quarterbacking job is Allen Webb's ... period ... heading into the fall camp and with the opener against Florida International on Sept. 3 less than one month away.

To that, however, Webb said during Saturday's KSU Media Day at KSU Stadium, "I'm not sure if I'm No. 1 or not. I just know I'm continuing to work as hard as I can to do what I can do to better this team."

Coach Bill Snyder said of the position that the intent was to have a No. 1 quarterback, and not work with a two-man system.

"There is no intent, at this particular point in time, to have two guys and utilize this particular guy this way and this particular guy that way."

Webb, considered the more dangerous dasher and Meier the passer, passed for 521 yards and rushed for 418 last year.

But, it was a year that Webb, who like Meier is 6-foot-3, 210-pounds and a junior, said "... couldn't have gone much worse."

Now, he says, "This is a brand new year. This is the year we're thinking about. The future is what we are looking forward to."

And, it appears that, for now, Webb is the quarterback of the Wildcats' future.

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