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Bill Snyder writes letter to Kansas State students apologizing for Oklahoma loss

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder wrote a letter to students Monday apologizing for the way the Wildcats performed during a 55-0 loss to Oklahoma over the weekend. It was the worst home shutout loss in school history.

The letter was sent via e-mail by the K-State athletics department.

Here is what Snyder wrote:

“First, let me thank you for caring so very much about our football family of which you are a tremendous part. And, please accept my apology for the manner in which we represented you on Saturday. I know you are pained by the outcome, as I am. I hope that you will appreciate our players for never giving up even in the face of such adversity and the loss of so many of their teammates. I am proud of them and must do a better job of preparing them than I did Saturday. Please know you are greatly appreciated and considered a major part of this football family.”

He ended the note by writing: “Thank you for caring, Bill Snyder.”

Snyder has written similar letters to students through the years. In his first year out of retirement, 2009, he was so displeased by his team’s play in a 21-17 victory against Massachusetts that he wrote an apologetic letter afterward.

K-State has lost three games in a row. It will try and turn things around on Saturday at Texas.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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