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Backup QB Cummings proves he’s prepared

In 2012, during a 56-16 loss at Kansas State, Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings entered the game in the fourth quarter to replace an ineffective Dayne Crist and later talked about his first action as a Kansas quarterback.

“My job is to be ready when they call on me,” Cummings said that day in October 2012. “And I was ready. That’s all I can do.”

Fast-forward two years, and Cummings found himself in a familiar spot, asked to enter Saturday’s 33-14 loss at West Virginia to replace struggling starter Montell Cozart. His words following his latest stint in relief sounded eerily similar to those he uttered two seasons ago, and the junior from Killeen, Texas, again prepares to move forward as a potential short-term answer to a long-term problem.

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