Bill Snyder expressed his sincere thanks to everyone who helped him get inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame, writes Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.
"This is not a Bill Snyder award," Snyder said. "It doesn’t happen without my family, all of them, and the wonderful Kansas State people who genuinely care about the program and mean so much to me. This doesn’t happen without them."
Robinett's piece is a terrific look at how Snyder initially got the job at Kansas State, how he values every single person around him and being a part of the Kansas State community. It's a great read for any college football fan.
Though Tuesday's induction was a career achievement, we got a glimpse at Snyder's greatness this season. The Wildcats finishing 6-6 was a remarkable feat. K-State entered the season searching for playmakers who could shoulder the burden after losing Tyler Lockett and Jake Waters off last year's team. Not only did that search continue throughout the season, the Wildcats were hit hard by injuries early in the season.
Those issues pretty much took a Big 12 title run off the table, and an 0-6 start to conference play put their hopes of a bowl game in jeopardy. Yet the mentality Snyder has instilled in the program rose to the forefront as his team won three straight games to secure a .500 record.
Snyder won't get much recognition for the job he did with the 2015 version of the Wildcats, but he should, because it's probably one of the better coaching jobs he's done during his storied career.