Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default ESPN: Bill Snyder expected to attend K-State spring practice despite throat cancer

    per ESPN:

    Hall of Fame Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been diagnosed with throat cancer but is expected to be on the field for the start of the Wildcats' spring practice next month.

    Snyder announced the diagnosis in a lengthy statement Monday, saying that he has been receiving treatment for three weeks and that doctors have "projected a positive outcome."

    "I have been diagnosed with throat cancer and have been receiving outpatient treatment at the KU Medical Center for about three weeks and am getting along very well," Snyder said in his statement. "The doctors and staffs at both KU Med and M.D. Anderson [in Houston] have been great; working so very well together to finalize the overall treatment plan which is being conducted in Kansas City. Both 'teams' have projected a positive outcome and have worked out a schedule that allows me to be in Kansas City for my regular treatments and still be back in the office on a regular basis through the first week of March."

    http://www.espn.com/college-football...pring-practice

    Go Gophers!!


  2. #2

    Default

    Many on this board will speculate Kill or Claeys to K State but the few sources I have at K State tell me that whenever Snyder goes they will almost 99% go someone in house. When they tried to go outside of the Snyder tree in between his two stints as coach, it was a disaster. Jim Leavitt is rumored to have an opt out of his coordinator job at Oregon to be the K State coach (like he would need an opt out, but interesting they put it in).

  3. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Some guy View Post
    Many on this board will speculate Kill or Claeys to K State but the few sources I have at K State tell me that whenever Snyder goes they will almost 99% go someone in house. When they tried to go outside of the Snyder tree in between his two stints as coach, it was a disaster. Jim Leavitt is rumored to have an opt out of his coordinator job at Oregon to be the K State coach (like he would need an opt out, but interesting they put it in).
    I suspect Brent Venables, Clemson DC and former KSU and Oklahoma DC, would be a better candidate. Leavitt was tarnished by his incident while HC of South Florida.

  4. Default

    Very sad. Snyder is one of the great college coaches of all time. Wish him well, but cancer treatment is no picnic.

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    I suspect Brent Venables, Clemson DC and former KSU and Oklahoma DC, would be a better candidate. Leavitt was tarnished by his incident while HC of South Florida.
    Yeah. Not saying they'd take him.

    A few fairly prominent K State former athletes I know have told me no way they hire someone without ties to K State

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Great Plains Gopher View Post
    Very sad. Snyder is one of the great college coaches of all time. Wish him well, but cancer treatment is no picnic.
    Agree on all accounts. Best wishes to Coach Snyder and speedy recovery. Always enjoy reading the stories about opposing players receiving hand written letters he sends them after competition. He is truly a class act.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Paul MN
    Posts
    2,689

    Default

    A better possibility is, elevation of the current D,C Tom Hayes to HC, with Claeys coming in as DC. It's pure conjecture on my part, but much more believable than Claeys as HC, they just had one of teir Co-Offensive Coordinators retire, so elevating the DC seems more likely.

  8. #8

    Default

    I'd guess it would be his kid. . . Sean Snyder. He is an associate head coach.

    I think that would be a really tough gig (following your legendary father at KState), but I'd guess that is where they would go.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    In Murray Warmath's basement
    Posts
    3,694
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Tracy Claeys becoming a DC for Kansas, I can envision that.
    "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." -Muhammad Ali

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •