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K-State Slate: 10.23.14 - Snyder on Hall of Fame ballot

The Hall of Fame ballot is released and other Thursday notes.

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A little bit more action yesterday, as BracketCat rolled out the Week 7 depth chart analysis, Jon Morse and Luke Thompson brought us all the Wednesday FEPO action, and in the must-see/hear category, Luke and Bring on the Podcast met with SB Nation and Inside Texas writer, Ian Boyd to talk about the Texas game.



The College Football Hall of Fame ballot has been released. The nominees for 2015 reads like a highlight reel of the old Big 8/12. Noteworthy names that some of you may remember include Rashaan Salaam, Eric Bieniemy, Eric Crouch, Trev Alberts, Troy Davis, Brian Bosworth and Ricky Williams, among many other famous names.

Oh, and some guy in a K-State windbreaker. Bill Snyder was named to the ballot in the coaches' category as soon as he was eligible, i.e. when he turned 75. As reported by WIBW, K-State president Kirk Schulz referred to the event as

[A] fitting honor for someone who has positively influenced the lives of countless student-athletes and the entire K-State family.

It's pretty hard to disagree with that sentiment, especially as Snyder may be the best college football coach of all-time, at least according to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News. We all know that Barry Switzer once referred to Snyder as the coach of the century, but last Saturday's victory at Owen Field also earned him a silent backyard toast from Switzer as the K-State bus drove past his house.

Kellis Robinett notes that it's unusual for an active coach to be named to the ballot. Then again, few men Snyder's age are still strolling the sidelines on Saturdays. The Topeka Capital-Journal also carried a blurb on the story.

With K-State ready to pounce on Texas, Charlie Strong looks for ways to end Texas' losing streak in Manhattan. The Longhorns have not won at K-State since 2002, when Marcus Tubbs blocked a field goal and Texas won 17-14.

Max Olson and Jake Trotter of the ESPN(blog) crew have a Texas at Kansas State primer. Trotter is mildly concerned about an emotional letdown for K-State.

David Ubben predicts a close game but ultimate K-State victory in his Week 9 Big 12 predictions. A close game seems likely, with Texas leading the Big 12 in defensive yards per play. Malcolm Brown and Jordan Hicks are expected to make a big impact against the Wildcat offense.

The Horn takes a look at the K-State matchup, and doesn't have any confidence Texas can pull off a road upset. Neither does RantSports, which predicts a 38-24 win for K-State.

Two K-State games featured on Talking 12's five best Big 12 games in the first half of the season: the Thursday night loss to Auburn and the win over Oklahoma last weekend.

It's wrong to take pleasure in another's misery, but I'm finding it hard to feel bad about Oklahoma being high up on the misery on the Tulsa World's State Misery Index.

The Sooners are still complaining though. Mike Stoops doesn't like the POP pass at all, and thinks it's all unfair.

John Zetmeir of the Capital-Journal has this profile of Luke Hayes, who is making a transition from tackle to right guard.

Meanwhile, Ryan Mueller is one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.




The news is all Nino Williams today. Ken Corbitt has a profile of the senior forward and his personal growth. Kellis Robinett writes that Williams is hoping to be more aggressive and take more threes. Like Williams, Justin Edwards is ready to make his mark, according to Tate Steinlage in the Collegian.

Sean Keeler of FoxSports has a great piece on Marcus Foster. The money quote? In response to a question about what has Foster (aka The Hulk) all enraged, he said "Honestly? Probably Kansas guys." Snubbed by the Jayhawks during recruiting, Foster is out for revenge.



The women's basketball team held its annual media day yesterday. Highlights include Jeff Mittie mentioning that the team has only practiced once in Bramlage because of the new scoreboard installation.



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