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#2036387 - 12/03/18 08:19 AM Bill Snyder
beenahawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
While I realize that many posters on this board have no love for Bill Snyder, I for one, would like to give the man a BIG tip of the Jayhawk hat for the unbelievable job he did over the past 30 years at K-State. Many current Cat fans are likely rejoicing at the news of Snyder's retirement (2.0) and likely that group includes the Johnny Come Latelies who have only known the success that Snyder provided. Snyder took a totally wrecked program and turned it into something that all Kansans could be proud of, and he did it the right way within the rules prescribed by the NCAA.

I honestly hope Snyder can enjoy retirement and maintain his health for as long as is humanly possible. I know there is no QUIT in the man that has been more than a worthy adversary since taking the helm in Manhattan. There has been no finer coach of college football.

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#2036389 - 12/03/18 10:03 AM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Ranks up there with Tom Osborne when you think about it.
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#2036390 - 12/03/18 10:24 AM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Ranks up there with Tom Osborne when you think about it.


Osborne was given the keys to a bright and shiny National Champ when he took over the Husker program in 73. Snyder was given the keys to a team that was winless for the better part of three seasons with bare minimum facilities. KSU Stadium back then only had one set of permanent restrooms at the south end....geesh, it was porta pottie U! Bad enough for the fans, but the locker room facilities were bare bones as well. Snyder, by himself, not only upgraded football, but K-State as a school and Manhattan as a city.

So I see it as Bill Snyder > Tom Osborne.

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#2036395 - 12/03/18 12:46 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/29/06
Loc: Wichita
I can't freakin stand Snyder. That said I respect the hell out of him. What he did was unreal. He deserves all the accolades he gets. I'm glad to see him retire though. I was time. Why tarmish a great legacy by hanging in too long.

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#2036397 - 12/03/18 01:47 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: beenahawk
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Ranks up there with Tom Osborne when you think about it.


Osborne was given the keys to a bright and shiny National Champ when he took over the Husker program in 73. Snyder was given the keys to a team that was winless for the better part of three seasons with bare minimum facilities. KSU Stadium back then only had one set of permanent restrooms at the south end....geesh, it was porta pottie U! Bad enough for the fans, but the locker room facilities were bare bones as well. Snyder, by himself, not only upgraded football, but K-State as a school and Manhattan as a city.

So I see it as Bill Snyder > Tom Osborne.
On the back end of Osborne era, the next coaches there found out just how hard it was to maintain the bright shiny program (Prince?). Snyder is definitely a better overall program improving example for making a turd look like a pretty, shiny thing.
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#2036398 - 12/03/18 01:48 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: moose1]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: moose1
I can't freakin stand Snyder. That said I respect the hell out of him. What he did was unreal. He deserves all the accolades he gets. I'm glad to see him retire though. I was time. Why tarmish a great legacy by hanging in too long.
Thinking Joe Paterno...
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#2036400 - 12/03/18 02:49 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: KUCO_VOC]
tmcats Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/08/02
Loc: reservation lake, mn
it's a bittersweet moment for me. i can't speak for other k-state fans.

bill left the program in good order. the cupboard is far from bare. and thus, whoever replaces him will find enough talent to quickly return to the bowling ally. plus, there wasn't a messy departure. it was handled well by both him and a.d. gene taylor.

snyder's immense contributions include as much as a billion dollars to the local economy. i once did that calculation. the nbaf would not have come to kansas if state was not a top 150, power five university. and manhattan thrived since the mid-90's. much of that, depending on ones assumptions, can be credited to bill snyder's stay here.


https://youtu.be/nrg0mhzszTI
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#2036408 - 12/03/18 05:57 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: tmcats]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: tmcats
it's a bittersweet moment for me. i can't speak for other k-state fans.

bill left the program in good order. the cupboard is far from bare. and thus, whoever replaces him will find enough talent to quickly return to the bowling ally. plus, there wasn't a messy departure. it was handled well by both him and a.d. gene taylor.

snyder's immense contributions include as much as a billion dollars to the local economy. i once did that calculation. the nbaf would not have come to kansas if state was not a top 150, power five university. and manhattan thrived since the mid-90's. much of that, depending on ones assumptions, can be credited to bill snyder's stay here.


https://youtu.be/nrg0mhzszTI
So who is your choice to succeed?
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#2036414 - 12/03/18 06:28 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: 58hawk]
Josh2408 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 01/03/15
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: tmcats
it's a bittersweet moment for me. i can't speak for other k-state fans.

bill left the program in good order. the cupboard is far from bare. and thus, whoever replaces him will find enough talent to quickly return to the bowling ally. plus, there wasn't a messy departure. it was handled well by both him and a.d. gene taylor.

snyder's immense contributions include as much as a billion dollars to the local economy. i once did that calculation. the nbaf would not have come to kansas if state was not a top 150, power five university. and manhattan thrived since the mid-90's. much of that, depending on ones assumptions, can be credited to bill snyder's stay here.


https://youtu.be/nrg0mhzszTI
So who is your choice to succeed?


Watch Seth Littrell be the Next KSU head Coach
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#2036415 - 12/03/18 06:30 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
You mean the guy we should have hired.
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#2036417 - 12/03/18 07:35 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: 58hawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
You mean the guy we should have hired.
That’s right we are trying to be just better than KSU. Get Littrell from north fricking Texas. You are insane 58
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#2036421 - 12/03/18 09:23 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: 58hawk]
Kirk Online   happy
Lawrence Legend

Registered: 09/25/05
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
You mean the guy we should have hired.


I would have been good with Littrell. Fo sho. But if he wasn't interested, he wasn't interested.

Miles will be able to jumpstart a turnaround. Plenty good enough for now.

I think Long/Miles was a package deal anyway, more or less. Fine with me.






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#2036425 - 12/03/18 10:17 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: KUCO_VOC]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
You mean the guy we should have hired.
That’s right we are trying to be just better than KSU. Get Littrell from north fricking Texas. You are insane 58
I'll take that as a compliment...
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#2036428 - 12/03/18 11:12 PM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
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US Marshal, Kansas Territory

Registered: 04/14/09
Loc: Kansas
Ehh no complement from me! Bye Felicia ✌🏼✌🏼
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#2036431 - 12/04/18 07:41 AM Re: Bill Snyder [Re: beenahawk]
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Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Mc to the Pherson
Urban Meyer to KSU per Tim Fitzgerald
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