Q&A with Kansas State beat writer Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal
NORMAN — I chatted last night with Ken Corbitt, the Kansas State football beat reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal, in advance of Saturday’s Oklahoma-KSU game in Norman. Ken has worked at the Capital-Journal since 1989 and is in his first season on the KSU beat.
It’s been nine years, but how much does Kansas State’s 2003 win in the Big 12 title game still mean to fans there?
“I think people pretty much see that as one of the biggest wins in school history, especially considering Oklahoma’s status and the fact that they still played in the national championship game that year.”
Were you surprised when Bill Snyder came back, and are you at all surprised by how quickly he’s gotten things turned back around?
“I’m not really surprised he came back. There was talk soon after he had retired that he’d had a change of heart.
“Considering what he did in his first stint, taking it from nowhere, I’m not very surprised. He didn’t have as much rebuilding to do. It wasn’t a quick fix, but it wasn’t nearly as tough as the first time.”
Do you see Collin Klein as that improved a passer, or is too much being made of that?
“Well, as Bill pointed out (Monday), they’re last in the conference in passing offense. They’re not really passing more; the bigger emphasis is on Collin’s passing mechanics. He did a lot of work over the summer. He went to the Manning camp. That’s where the change has been.”
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