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2010 Signing Day Bill Snyder Quotes

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder
Signing Day Press Conference Quotes

On the uniqueness of this year's class...
"It is kind of the way of the world and it is just the way of recruiting today. It is different for me and I'm still trying to get my arms around it. I am not sure that I am fully comfortable with it. I have said that before. I will probably look at some ways to alter how we do it and there are some positive things about it. We have 15 or 16 guys who have been in our program who are going through our out-of-season program and six of them were here with us throughout the course of the season. Some of them played and one of them was a starter and it is all over the board. Anytime that you can say that you have 16 members of your recruiting class that are right here with you, there has to be something positive in that respect, and not having to wait another semester before they get here. Again, for me it is different and you have heard me say this on a number of occasions, how the recruiting process has sped up, so to speak. The electronics of it, the cyber-space, there are no secrets and everyone is visible."

On keeping Kansas' top talent in-state...
"I think it is going to take a year or so to define whether that is going to be the case or not. You take youngsters that were in the state of Kansas that committed outside the state; that was all done before we even played a game and without the present staff that we have. So there was not any reason for anybody to feel they understood the direction that our program was going in. So I think it is going to take a little bit longer to find out."

On the biggest needs that were filled by this year's class...
"It could vary a little bit. I think it relates to offensive and defensive line more than anything else. It is immediate help on the offensive and defensive lines, with a little bit of depth in both. We can build young guys up but we need big guys to come in and make a contribution in the early stages of their career."

On incoming linebacker Tre Walker...
"I think Tre is a good young guy. He has quality in all respects. He is a good person and a good student. He is a caring youngster with a good family. He has done so many things athletically in his programs. It is not just the positions that he has played. He has done some good things on special teams. He has done some good things on offense as well. He has played several different positions on defense and has made significant contributions to his team at all those positions."

On incoming running back DeMarcus Robinson...
"He is a very quiet young guy, very reminiscent, in terms of his presence, of Darren Sproles. He is very quiet and very humble and goes about doing what he does. When we first brought him in as a junior, we spent some time with him and he enjoyed the interaction. He enjoyed the people here and he decided what he wanted to do and what I appreciate about him is he is a man of his word. He stuck to it when a lot of people were knocking on his door."

On incoming freshman and grandson Tate Snyder...
"Not many people have had the opportunity to coach their son and their grandson, so I think I will enjoy that immensely. It will be fun, but probably not for him (Tate), but I will never get tired of it. It took me a while to learn the lesson. I have talked to a lot of coaches who have coached their sons and so many of them said to not coach your son and I didn't want that to be true. The inclination is that most people would view you to be easier on you son or grandson. But my nature would be to go the other way and that is exactly what I did with Sean (Snyder)."