Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder Quotes

On overall thoughts of the game...

“I liked seeing over 450 recruits and their parents here. I think we realized that we are a work in progress. I think inconsistency is certainly something we need to work on. We started off playing error-free football and then all of a sudden we lost the handle on that. We got penalized far more than I would like with five penalties on the offense and two on the defense in the first half. I do not know what the stats were for the second half, but I know that we have more penalties in that half and those were major penalties. There were event changing penalties in the first half; the penalties on defense were on third down, which extended the series. We were playing error-free football with about two minutes remaining in the first half, and then we had some turnovers. Good football teams cannot make those kinds of mistakes. This is a team that has to learn how to stop losing.”

 

On overall thoughts of this Spring’s progress ...

“If I sat down and plotted our practices, it would be up and down, up and down. We cannot handle success very well and that is part of how we have to stop losing and learn how to win. Good football teams develop some consistency and we are not there yet by any stretch of imagination.”

 

On Carson Coffman...

“I thought he had a good third quarter. That does not surprise me that he had a good third quarter and that the first, second, and fourth were not so hot. It relates to him becoming more consistent at this point and time and he is not.”

On the offensive line...

“The offensive line went the first half with only one penalty. However, in the second half, they came unglued. It is so easy for a young guy to get a little tired and we need to do a lot of things to keep them focused. That can relate to focus, fundamentals, or it could even relate to conditioning. Once you start getting a little tired, you begin reaching and you are not keeping your facemask and your shoulder pads where they are supposed to be. All of that climbs up to consistency. We are not consistently conditioning. We are not consistent with performance. We are not consistent with spirit or emotion. Virtually, anything that we can address, we have some inconsistencies.”

On letting assistants coach the Spring Game...

“It was a little different because I committed myself to being as observant as I could. Not just of what was going on the field, but being observant of what was going on around me. I was thinking every time a situation came up, I was trying to run something through my mind. I have a lot of those moments where I remembered how to do certain things.”