Bill Snyder's second term as Kansas State coach is looking as good as the first. Snyder, in this humble blogger's estimation, is the finest coach of our time. Yes, take the Nick Sabans and Urban Meyers of the world and plant them in Manhattan. See if they could win like Snyder.
Fertile recruiting grounds? Nonexistent. An environment to attract kids from the city? This is Kansas, not New York. Tradition? The Wildcats were 299-510 (.370) in 93 years of playing the sport before Snyder arrived.
This is a tough job. Barry Switzer once said of Snyder: "He's not the coach of the year, he's not the coach of the decade, he's the coach of the century.'
Snyder stepped down after the 2005 season and Kansas State went back to its losing ways. He returned in 2009 and is 34-17, including back-to-back seasons of 10 or more victories.
Yes, Collin Klein is gone and there are questions at quarterback. But Snyder will once again work his magic.
Thanks to Dave.