Tom Hayes has had quite the career. He's been the defensive coordinator at Stanford, UCLA, OU (1991-94) and Kansas. Hayes coached seven years in the NFL.
Hayes joined the Kansas State staff in January 2011 and became Bill Snyder's d-coordinator a year later.
The early results were great, with KSU winning the Big 12 and holding OU to 19 points, West Virginia to 14, Texas Tech to 24, Miami to 13 and Texas to 24.
But 2013, with an inexperienced defense, has not gone so well. Big 12 scoring and quarterbacking is down, but KSU allowed 34 offensive points to OU, 33 to OSU, 35 to Baylor, 31 to Texas and 31 to TCU.
Snyder loves veteran coaches, and Hayes is in his 42nd year. But Snyder also demands production. Hayes' defense needs to shut down Kansas on Saturday.