Berry Tramel


Big 12 football: Bill Snyder won't say 'I told you so'

by Berry Tramel Modified: July 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm •  Published: July 22, 2013

Bill Snyder said he doesn’t vote in the coaches poll, in part because it’s so difficult. So he’s not going to rip people who do vote or make predictions.

Even if we’re always wrong about his squad. The media picked Kansas State eighth in 2011, and the Wildcats finished second. The media picked KSU sixth in 2012, and the Wildcats won it. Now we’ve picked KSU sixth again.

But Monday at Big 12 Media Days, Snyder says he won’t revel in the media’s annual miss on the Wildcats.

“No. Simple answer,” Snyder said. “I think I said last year, if I were given the opportunity, I would pick us 99th. As I look at it, I would echo the same thought.

“It’s precarious trying to make those kinds of decisions. Our program is no different, the dynamics change, on how many you have or don’t have, returning.

“It’s a difficult task. I know it has to be done. I couldn’t done it. I’ve declined so many times being on the coaches poll. It is so difficult, even during the course of the season, picking winners and losers.

“That’s why people make so much money in Las Vegas, I guess.”

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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