The Wildcats are 2-2 and 0-1 in Big 12 play with a home loss to Mississippi State (31-10) and a thorough beatdown at West Virginia (35-6). Wins against South Dakota and UTSA did little to soothe that sting or inspire confidence.
Kansas State’s program under Bill Snyder conjures stability, ironclad program control, smart football that wins on the margins, and near reverence from football nerds who like any program that constantly reinvents itself and does more with less.
Through four games, that’s not these Wildcats. Even the stability and program control. 78 year old Bill Snyder wouldn’t likely be coaching right now if the Kansas State administration had accepted his anointment of his son Sean (K-State special teams coordinator) as his successor. They demurred and Snyder’s return was motivated less by his desire to be back coaching another year than a desire to see if he can eventually get his way. Or at least prevent the administration from getting theirs for one more year.