The big news of the day on this nasty terrible Friday on the plains: two teams which really hate each other are apparently trying to hire former Kansas State special teams coordinator (and, oh, yeah, son of Saint William) Sean Snyder.
At the Omaha World-Herald, Mike Sautter and Sam McKewon have uncovered a nefarious plot by Nebraska to add a Snyder to their staff as “special teams analyst”, which isn’t officially a coaching position but in practice appears as though it may as well be. Meanwhile, down in Austin, Snyder apparently interviewed with Tom Herman for the vacant tight ends/special teams coordinator position with Texas, according to a tweet from Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.
Sean Snyder, son of legendary Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, had a "lengthy" interview in Austin on Thursday for Texas' vacant TE coach/special teams coordinator position, according to my sources. Unclear if he's the top candidate. Safe to say Tom Herman doing his due diligence pic.twitter.com/OTwDAvyX8W— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 16, 2020
Granted, we’re a bit biased. But the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and no school has ever been consistently better at special teams play then K-State was under Snyder. He’d be an intriguing option for any school, and the fact that Nebraska and Texas are going after him is amusing.
Of course, we’d rather he go to Nebraska, because the thought of Sean Snyder on the visitor sidelines in Bill Snyder Family Stadium is absurd, horrifying, and just plain wrong.
Wednesday night, the roller coaster ride that is 2019-20 K-State women’s basketball continued as the Wildcats fell 70-63 at Bramlage to Oklahoma State. Peyton Williams pounded in 25 points, Ayoka Lee had a double-double with 12 and 10, and Angela Harris added 15 points. But a terrible performance from the arc (again) and a 15-point deficit to begin the final quarter — and an blow to Lee which caused a bloody nose and forced her out of the game with two minutes to play — were too much for K-State to overcome.
Greg Woods has more at the Mercury.
Track and Field
Tomorrow, the track teams will be in Wichita for the annual KU-KSU-WSU Triangular at the Heskett Center. Action kicks off at 10:30.