When it comes to Bill Snyder and Kansas State, an old, bad joke and we're paraphrasing the bad springs immediately to mind:
Q: What do you give a 900-pound gorilla for breakfast?
A: Whatever it wants.
Not funny, mind you. But apropos.
In Manhattan, Snyder, Kansas State's esteemed football coach, is the gorilla. Or rather, the brain behind the beast.
The tail wags the dog in The Little Apple, because without the tail, Kansas State football is hosting Youngstown State for Homecoming 2013 instead of West Virginia. Without Snyder, Wildcat football fans could well be making the same brag today that they do at Wichita State: Unbeaten on the football field since 1986!
Wichita State dropped football in 1986.
K-State announced Thursday announced that Snyder had signed a five-year, 14.75-million contract extension through the 2017 season; it's a deal that'll keep the coach in purple windbreakers until he's 78, if that's what keeps him happy. What you can't give the gorilla in extra b...