Snyder’s teams have struggled in recent openers, with players admitting they overlooked guarantee games against North Dakota State and Eastern Kentucky. But once the Wildcats get into the meat of their schedule they tend to take everyone seriously. How else do you explain their continued dominance against Kansas and Iowa State? K-State hasn’t lost to either team since Snyder returned to the sidelines in 2009.
Ted Owens coached basketball at Kansas for 19 seasons, recording a 206-47 record at Allen Fieldhouse. That’s a home winning percentage of 81 percent. For almost any college coach, at almost any other college program, such a record might culminate with you getting building or floor named in your honor.
This isn’t your older brother’s Texas team. The Longhorns (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) aren’t contending for a conference championship and they aren’t a lock to qualify for a bowl game, either. New coach Charlie Strong is in his first season with the Longhorns, and so far he is better known for his five core values than the on-field product.