Coach Bill Snyder was on many fans minds, who say they appreciate what he put into the football program. And while it’s sad to see him go, fans say it’s time for a change.
Bill Snyder, a coach K-State fans and alums say, they will miss on the field.
“Everybody who went there has a huge respect for him as a man and as a football coach,” said Brock Chrisman, Wichita.
But many fans we talked to say with the game changing, it’s time for a fresh start.
“I think it’s time for some new blood at Kansas State. I hate to see him go, but at the same time, I think we need a new coaching staff,” said Thomas Siedschlag, Wichita.
“I think K-State needs to get a new coach to get the fire back, to get the team contending again with the Oklahomas,” said Aaron Rowhuff, Wichita.
Fans say Snyder made the team nationally relevant for a long period of time, and alum Brock Chrisman, a K-State alum, remembers some of Snyder’s big wins. Finnley Rundle says his family has watched Snyder through the years, and even heard from the beloved coach at a difficult time in his life.
“When I was little I had some problems, and I had to spend extra time in the hospital and he wrote me two handwritten letters,” said Finnley Rundle, Wichita.
Finnley’s mother says the well-wishes from the coach are cherished in her family, and they are big K-State fans. Today, there is something Finnley wants to say about them.
“Thank you for writing me those letters, and I think you’re a really great coach,” said Finnley.
Finnley was really excited to talk about Snyder, and his brother was actually sporting some K-State swag at dinner.