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Big 12 football: Texas coach Mack Brown heaps praise on Bill Snyder, K-State

by Michael Baldwin Published: October 29, 2012
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Texas coach Mack Brown said Bill Snyder is one coach he stays in contact with during the regular season because of the respect he has for Kansas State's leader.

“I've been on record saying since the day he left Iowa to come to Kansas State he's been the best coach in America,” Brown said. “He's built a program that traditionally couldn't win into a program that has a chance to win all the games this year and be as good as anybody in the country.

“They're very sound. They're well coached. They have creative game plans. They're tough. Give coach Snyder full credit for everything he's done. He was there before and they were really good. He left and they weren't as good. Now he's back and they're really good again. It is what it is. I think Bill is the best.”

SNYDER'S SON NEXT IN LINE?

Snyder, 73, recently was quoted in the New York Times saying he will recommend that his son, Sean, take over the program when he retires a second time.

Sean, K-State's associate head coach, played for the Wildcats his final two seasons and has been on staff since he was a part-time assistant coach in 1994.

“Sean has been in the program longer than I have,” Bill Snyder said on Monday's Big 12 teleconference. “Kansas State is a unique place. I don't think anybody understands it any better than he does. Somebody asked me a question and I answered it the best that I could.

“I want Sean to be able to do what he wants to do. But as far as understanding this program I don't think anybody has invested more and done more than he has, and understands it more than he does.”

MOUNTAINEERS ON HURRICANE WATCH

Coming off a bye week, West Virginia hosts TCU on Saturday. Coach Dana Holgorsen is confident the game will be played as scheduled despite concerns surrounding Hurricane Sandy.

“We're monitoring it. It's supposed to be blown out of here (before) Friday,” Holgorsen said. “It's probably going to affect our preparation a little bit. We're ahead of schedule right now after an off week... Whether it affects some of our outside work I don't know. That's day to day.”

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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