"I can't recall this happening before, at least not in this way," Snyder said of the Cyclones' fourth quarter comeback.
But despite the way this season ended and not playing in a bowl game for the first time since 1992, Snyder said he told the seniors that he has appreciated all their hard work during their time at K-State.
"I told them to keep their
positive memories," he said. "There are so many positive things they've had
Senior defensive tackle Jermaine
"It's been like a roller coaster for me, (Darren) Sproles, (Brian) Casey, (Jon) Doty, and all of us," he said. "Coming in as seniors, we came in thinking we were on top of the world. And the next thing you know, you're down there at the bottom of the rankings."
And though Snyder wouldn't elaborate on what he told the players they could expect in the future, he did say that he isn't sure some on the team fully understood what K-State's program is about this season.
"I told them what they could anticipate and expect from me and the program, and what this program is really all about," he said. "They need to search their souls."
However, Snyder also said that he
think this year's team was guilty of thinking things work out just because they
have in the past. But he wasn't sure if that was the case against
"Basically he said if you don't want to come to work, don't come at all," junior offensive lineman Jeromey Clary said of Snyder's post game comments to the team. "We are going to come to work. I'm going to step up as a leader because it is my last year here. I'm going to get people here to work and if they don't want to, I want them out, just like Coach Snyder said."