Kansas State made significant progress in year three of Bill Snyder's second takeover of the program, but the veteran coach will not be satisfied with the 10-win season and Cotton Bowl berth.
Not when his constant mantra ever since he first took over in 1989 is for his players, his coaches and his team to simply get a little better every day. Do that in 2012 and the Wildcats could contend in the Big 12.
The process, however, must start during spring practice, where key returning starters such as quarterback Collin Klein and linebacker Arthur Brown will get a chance to exert even more leadership after emerging as stars last season.
This is a squad that does not have much of a cushion when it comes to any margin for error. During their 10-3 run last season, eight of the Wildcats' victories came by a touchdown or less, including a 10-7 comeback win over Championship Subdivision opponent Eastern Kentucky in the season opener.
The narrow results are a credit to Snyder's coaching and ...