It's hard for anybody to drop into Manhattan, Kan.
The home of seventh-ranked Kansas State is tucked in a quiet valley out in the Flint Hills, surrounded by tallgrass prairie. There's a few flights into the airport, but not many. Most of the people who live in the small college town are affiliated with the university in some way.
It's the perfect place to convalesce after a monumental disappointment.
The Wildcats were barreling toward the national championship game when they headed to Baylor last week, with a quarterback in Collin Klein who was leading the race for the Heisman Trophy.
It all came undone in 60 short minutes.
The Bears found a way to force the steady Klein into throwing three interceptions, more than he'd thrown all season. They shut down his running ability, along with backfield mate John Hubert, and then ripped apart a defense that had been among the best in the Big 12.
By the time the carnage had ended, the Bears were celebrating a 52-24 victo...