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  • 22 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Cats_Jensen created a new topic Kansas State Future Opponent in the forum.
    Kansas State and Missouri have agreed to a home-and-home in 2022 and 2023. The Tigers will go to Manhattan in 2022, and K-State will return the trip to Columbia the following year.

    HUGE deal if you're a KSU fan from before Mizzou left the Big 12. KSU fans do NOT like Mizzou. Many of the loudest times i've ever heard Bramlage Coliseum (the hoops arena) were KSU v. MU games. Looking forward to facing the tigers. I will not, however, be making the trip to Columbia. Gross.
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  • Cats_Jensen created a new topic Leavitt to KSU was a done deal. in the forum.
    So far the only confirmation of this is from Brett McMurphy but i have no reason to doubt it. KSU Football is being run as a monarchy. Cat fans are going to be pissed. I hope this was leaked by the athletic department to "get things moving". WOW. Hate to be pissed at Bill Snyder, but I am incredibly pissed at Bill Snyder.

    Jim Leavitt had a verbal agreement last year to become Kansas State’s head coach-in-waiting and become its current coach in 2018, but KSU coach Bill Snyder nixed it because he wanted his son Sean as his replacement.
    Sources said Kansas State’s top officials, including president Richard Myers, and the school’s highest-profile boosters were all on board with Leavitt, then a Colorado assistant, joining KSU's staff and then replacing the legendary Snyder after the 2017 season. Leavitt and the school had an agreement, guaranteeing Leavitt $3 million if he wasn’t named K-State’s coach by Jan. 1, 2018.
    However, last December, Snyder pushed back on Leavitt, a former KSU assistant, being named his replacement because Snyder wanted his son Sean, currently KSU’s associate head coach and special teams coordinator, to replace him, sources said.
    Snyder’s K-State contract stipulates when he’s done coaching at KSU he will be a “special assistant to the athletic director” and “shall also have appropriate input … regarding the selection of the next head football coach.”
    After Snyder refused to give his approval of Leavitt as his replacement, Leavitt left Colorado to become defensive coordinator at Oregon. Leavitt’s contract at Oregon includes a clause that he won’t have to pay UO a buyout “should he voluntarily terminate this agreement to become the head football coach at Kansas State University.”
    In late 2016/early 2017, Kansas State officials were prepared to approach Snyder again about approving Leavitt as his replacement. However, Snyder, who turned 78 on Oct. 7, was diagnosed with throat cancer, so the school opted to no longer pursue the plan for Leavitt to replace Snyder.
    In 2015, Snyder told me he wanted his son Sean to follow in his footsteps.
    “I have a strong belief, and my preference is Sean,” Snyder said. “He knows more about our football program than anyone. He runs our program. I have great confidence in him.
    “It's easy to say, ‘He's your son,’ but I don't wish coaching on anyone,” he said, adding he would support his son “if that's what he wants to do.”
    In his 26th season at KSU, Snyder is 207-110-1. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Snyder is responsible for the greatest turnaround of a program in college football history.
    The desire to have Leavitt return to Kansas State as its coach-in-waiting wasn’t the first time the Wildcats reached out to Leavitt.
    Late in the 2005 season, K-State contacted Leavitt, then USF’s head coach, about being Snyder’s replacement when Snyder first retired. USF had two games remaining and if the Bulls won out, they could have played in a BCS bowl. KSU wanted an immediate commitment from Leavitt, who told KSU he wouldn’t talk to them until after the season. KSU wouldn’t wait and hired Ron Prince instead.
    Leavitt came to USF from K-State, where he was an assistant from 1990-95, the final four seasons as a co-defensive coordinator with Bob Stoops.
    Leavitt was at USF from 1995 to 2009. He was a San Francisco 49ers assistant from 2011-14 and Colorado’s defensive coordinator in 2015 and 2016 before taking the Oregon DC job in December.
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  • RedRaider1127 thanks for the post KSU Hoops
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  • Cats_Jensen created a new topic KSU Hoops in the forum.
    There really isn't a lot of news coming out of KSU right now but, being as I am a season ticket holder (of possibly two of the worst seats in Bramlage Coliseum) and i love basketball, I will offer up a few of my observations about the team picked by big 12 coaches to finish 8th in the league this year.

    Just random thoughts here... no rhyme or reason to the order.

    Makol Mawien and Mawdo Sallah, two big guys who are new to the team, have been effective. The two have combined for an average of 28 mpg, 12.5 rpg, and 13.5 ppg. We have played a couple of bad teams and they should probably be doing things like this...and they are. So that's good.

    Dean Wade and Xavier Sneed are the best players on the team. They should be getting the majority of the shots.

    In the first half last night, junior guards Barry Brown and Kam Stokes combined to go 2/12. Dean and X? 5/8. There is no reason Barry and Kam should be getting more shots than Dean and X.

    Two new guards Freshman Cartier Diarra and transfer Amaad Wainright (Ish's brother) are going to be good glue guys to eat some minutes this year while starters rest. Their overall stats probably wont ever wow this season. However, they are good team players who will play good defense. Shouldn't be much drop off from the starters during their time on the floor. Diarra doesn't take care of the ball very well...but neither do our starters so...

    Depth... we seem to have it this year. Quality depth, too. It's early, but having freshmen bigs Levi Stockard and Nigel Shadd available for when Mawien, Sallah and Dean are in foul trouble will be so valuable. Stockard has a skill set to score. Shadd is physically ready to play P5 D now; he just needs to get the mental part down (help and rotations). And the guards we have on the bench (Diarra and Wainright) are more than capable and practically interchangeable at the 1-3.

    Bruce Weber has talked about guys playing fewer minutes so they can be rested and energized at the end of games throughout the season. He has also talked about really liking his guys. The minutes distribution supports that. Kam, Barry, X, Dean and Cartier are all playing 22-27 mpg. Makol, Mawdo, Amaad, are playing 11-17 mpg. And it's not like the latter are getting all their minutes at the end in mop up duty; they aren't... They are getting in the games early.

    As players get more time in the system, there should be a very, very nice and dependable 8-9 man rotation.

    Way Too Early Prediction: They finish better than 8th.
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  • Cats_Jensen replied to the topic Re: Big 12 Predictions 2017 - Week 12 Pick 'Em in the forum.
    TCU
    WVU
    OU
    OSU
    ISU

    USC
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    5 days ago
  • Cats_Jensen replied to the topic Re: Big 12 Predictions 2017 - Week 11 Pick 'Em in the forum.
    Pokes...maybe.
    Tech? I'll go with tech
    KSU
    UT
    OU

    Miami
    Georgia
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    2 weeks ago
  • Cats_Jensen replied to the topic Re: Bobby Huggins Gets a Contract Extension in the forum.
    Great for Bob and WVU, bad for the rest of us.
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    2 weeks ago
  • Cats_Jensen replied to the topic Re: Big 12 Predictions 2017 - Week 10 Pick 'Em in the forum.
    KU
    KSU
    ISU
    OU?
    TCU

    VA Tech
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