Regardless of what happens this Saturday when Kansas and Kansas State meet in Memorial Stadium, there little doubt that Jayhawks coach David Beaty possess the ultimate respect for Kansas State’s Bill Snyder.
Snyder’s reputation and record leave much for admirers near and far. For Beaty, there’s no denying the obvious.
“There is so much about him that has been so successful in this game. That is absolutely unparalleled. There is no doubt about that. There has always been offensive production under him,” Beaty said. “I think the thing that doesn't get talked about enough is how smart that football team is. You very rarely see those guys beat themselves. You got to beat K-State when you play them because of Bill Snyder and his philosophy that he has adopted there. They are a very disciplined unit.”
Beaty spent much time Tuesday afternoon breaking down some of the traits that make Snyder as tough as opponent as one can have, while showing the ultimate respect and admiration that one can have for coach who will be on the opposite sideline Saturday evening.
“He is just an attention-to-detail guy, and all of us are still -- all of us coaches in this country -- are still learning from our predecessors, and he is certainly one of finest examples in all of college football,” Beaty said. “I've it said before. That job he's done there, I don't know how you can say there has been a better job done. I just don't know how. I can't justify it. He has done a phenomenal job at that university. I think he's, without saying, he's one of the best coaches that's ever coached this game.”