During the Big 12 teleconference on Monday, Bill Snyder was asked about the message he delivered to Kansas State’s football players when they began preparing for their upcoming game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
His response: “I don't think we strayed too far away from where we normally are. It's about getting better every day. We have a lot of improvement to make. That is pretty obvious.”
There is always room for improvement following a loss. That fact is magnified following a loss to a FCS opponent. The biggest areas for improvement come on defense and in the running game. The Wildcats mustered 41 rushing yards against North Dakota State, with John Hubert and the offensive line getting outplayed in all areas. They also couldn’t put pressure on the quarterback or get off the field on third downs.
Snyder said all of those areas will be addressed in the coming days of practice. K-State will need to be ready to take on Louisiana-Lafayette, a team that won nine games last season and defeated the Wildcats in 2009.
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In the meantime, Snyder is hoping his players adopt a better mental approach.
“We need to be a more inspired football team than what we are,” Snyder said. “It all boils down to caring. We will see how that plays out.
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