Postseason re-ranking: No. 81.
2008 record and recap: (5-7, 2-6). The only good thing about the 2008 season for Kansas State is this: because of the team’s poor finish, the team won’t be subjected to another year of Ron Price, the much-maligned coach whose three-year reign was mercifully brought to a close after back-to-back five-win seasons. Yes, that pesky $3.2 million payment still looms – so Prince will remain in the minds, if not the hearts, of the K.S.U. faithful – but the university was wise to cut ties with the former Virginia offensive coordinator when it did, as the program was sliding swiftly into Big 12 North irrelevance. Who better to bring K-State back to the forefront than Bill Snyder, the architect of the greatest stretch in school history? (more…)