What an incredibly impressive man. I can see why he is so well respected. Was asked about the future of Razorback football. He said he’s confident it will bounce back. I admit that’s what all of us would expect him to say whether true or not, but still, he said it.
What impressed me most about him from a coaching standpoint though, was how badly he started out. Of course, he started with nothing, but it still took him several seasons. His first season at KSU, they won only one game. It reaffirms my belief that we must be patient with CCM. I’m not predicting he’ll be the next Bill Snyder, but I am saying we can’t know one way or the other based upon 1 or 2 seasons when we know just how down we were after 2017.
Regarding recruiting, he said he was probably in the minority, but he thought it was more important to recruit players with character who wanted to play than those who had great talent, but might have character issues. If he’s right, it explains why some teams with few 4 & 5 star recruits end up winning as well as they do.
Snyder is a Bielema mentor. Bielema coached linebackers for Snyder and they both have roots back to Iowa under Hayden Fry. I’ve seen many games at Manhattan. Kansas State is sure evidence that you can get it done anywhere.
I think he was more talking to me because I said I don’t like him. Personal issue. A couple face to face meetings that really, really didn’t shine the best light on him.
Obviously, most people don’t know a lot about him as a person, they’ve only heard a few stories or he’s been all business at a meeting, like today at the TD Club, I unfortunately have seen the other side. So, I’m sure most people’s opinions of him will be very different than mine.