Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for lots of Big 12 Football Media Days news.
For the last two days the Big 12 media members have had the chance to interview the coaches, players, cheerleaders, and yes, mascots, from the 10 schools that make up the conference. Nothing really earthshaking is ever learned from this exercise, but it’s fun nonetheless.
Bill Snyder was at the podium on Monday. He did his usual bang-up job, giving long, winding answers, basically running out the clock on an endeavor he doesn’t particularly enjoy to begin with. Still, his interview is required reading, as it’s pretty interesting to see the rhetorical circles he runs. I can only imagine the frustration reporters must feel as they try to pin him down to an actual answer.
Fortunately, Coach Snyder isn’t judged by his press conference abilities. What he does on the sideline is nothing short of spectacular. For years, I’ve told anyone who will listen that he’s the greatest college football coach of all time. Nothing that any of the national championship-winning coaches have done compares to the work Coach Snyder has done over the last 20+ years since he took the job at KSU. One coach who agrees with that opinion is Texas’s Mack Brown.
Bill Snyder is the best football coach in the country. What he did at K-State proves that point.
-Mack Brown, speaking with D. Scott Fritchen on Tuesday.
There’s not really a whole lot that needs to be added to that.
Coach Snyder was not the only K-Stater getting some love from opposing Big 12 coaches yesterday. Evidently, Bob Stoops was quite impressed with K-State quarterback Collin Klein’s success running the ball. So much so, in fact, that he designed a whole set of plays–the “Belldozer” set–around his own poor man’s version of Klein, Blake Bell. (Okay, maybe Bell is more like a poor-homeless-man-whose-last-dime-just-rolled-down-into-the-gutter version of Klein.)
Finally, ESPN’s ersatz Big 12 blogger, David Ubben, caught up with K-State star linebacker, Tre Walker. He recorded an interview with him that is well worth watching. I think it’s safe to say our guys are chomping at the bit to once again make fools of the media members who voted them 6th in the Big 12.
Some older stories, in case you missed them: