"He did it the first time, then he returned and did it again in a short time," Petrino said. "He's done it right, too."
Snyder, who is 72, joked about how tough it's been on his health this year with all of the nailbiters the Wildcats have played.
"It's a day-to-day thing," Snyder deadpanned. "I'm not just the oldest coach around, I'm the oldest person."
Bobby Petrino was asked if he could imagine still coaching at 72.
"I will not be doing this at age 72," he said. "It would be nice to still be alive at 72."...
Klein vs. Tebow
Several defensive coordinators around the Big 12 have compared K-State quarterback Collin Klein to NFL star Tim Tebow. Both are winners and both rely on their tough-nose ability to run the ball to set the table for their not-so-pretty passes.
"I've heard that," Klein said Sunday. "I guess that's good. But as far as me comparing myself to Tebow, the one thing I'll say is that we both put our Lord and savior first. I'm just glad to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tim Tebow. That's a big honor. Maybe there is some parts of our games that are similar."
Klein plays a smashmouth brand of quarterback. Could he play in the Arkansas pro system?
"It's different, but I'd like to try," he said. "I'd do it if that's what it took to win. Absolutely, I'd try it."...
Kansas State defensive tackle Raphael Guidry likes the nickname pundits gave to the team after they won a few games at the wire in a 10-2 season.
"We are the Cardiac Cats," he said. "We find a way to win. That popped up and we rolled with it."
Guidry blocked four kicks during the season. He said his favorite was the second block in one game, against Texas Tech.
"My teammates ask me how I do it," he said. "I don't know how. I just wiggle through a tight space. I got that first one against Tech and people were excited. So I did it again. They were amazed with the second one. That's my favorite."
Guidry has been a marked man, but still finds a way to wreak havoc.
"The guys on the other side point to me and say, 'Not against us,'" he said. "Then I still get a block. It's like they are taunting me. I don't say a word. It's a lot of fun."...
K-State quarterback Collin Klein said there was national talk about the Wildcats getting snubbed by the BCS despite a top 10 ranking. But not within the team.
"That's not what we were doing," he said. "This is about us, not about anything else. It's about controlling what we can control.
"We never had expectations (with the BCS). We had no expectations at the start of the season. We are blessed to be here. We like where we are.
"This stadium is great. It's impressive. We have a great opponent.
"I don't know what kind of game it's going to be. You never go into a bowl game knowing exactly what it's going to be like. You just go play the game.
"If it's a track meet, we just want to finish just ahead. If it turns out to be a grind it out game, that's fine, too. Just go play and compete."