Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin's journey continued Saturday with a trip to Lawrence, scene of the Kansas State-Kansas game.
The Wildcats brushed aside the Jayhawks, 31-10, leaving Charlie Weis with a two-year record of 4-20. That's one victory shy of Turner Gill's 5-19 two-year mark that led to his firing in 2011. But Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced Sunday that Weis wasn't going anywhere — except recruiting.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Kansas will be talking about that trip to the 2008 Orange Bowl 50 years from now. The Jayhawks, under the direction of Mark Manginio, not only earned a trip to a Bowl Championship Series game, they won it, defeating Virginia Tech, 24-21.
Firing Mangino, obviously, was a big mistake.
The good news for Kansas fans is that basketball season has started.
When there's nothing else to sell, there's always hope. We've combed through YouTube to find the best 34 season ticket videos. It's broken into three posts because if we put them all in one, it would take forever to load.
Teams featured in part 1: Kentucky, South Carolina, Northwestern, Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina State, Idaho, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Temple, Kansas State and New Mexico State.
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.