The Bill Snyder fact that continues to blow my mind
The Kansas City Star
So maybe by now it’s overkill, but it’s worth pointing out that what we’re seeing is a genuine coaching savant at the height of his powers at the age of 72^.
I’d forgotten about this until Blair Kerkhoff pointed it out the other day, but when Snyder took over at K-State the program was in such bad shape that it sold home games to Oklahoma, and played them in Norman because it meant more money. There was talk about KSU dropping down a level, and who knows what that would mean today?
Anyway, depending on your definition of the term, Snyder might be the best college football coach in the country and it sure seems like nobody outside this region realizes that.
It’s not that K-State is without talent, but it’s also entirely possible that the Wildcats would be 3-3 or maybe even worse instead of 6-0 if, say, Ron Prince was still in charge.
All of this is a long way to introduce a fact that just boggles the mind:
Kansas State has been the underdog four straight weeks, been outgained four straight weeks, and won four straight weeks.
College football has too long of a history with too many teams to assume that’s never happened before, but the list can’t be long.
And each one of them lost.
The players are the ones playing, and they deserve a fair amount of credit, but my gosh, you don’t accomplish this without an enormous coaching advantage.