Kansas State coach Bill Snyder honored with statue outside Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Jan 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas State Wildcats coach Bill Snyder at press conference after the 2013 Fiesta Bowl against the Oregon Ducks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Man, at this rate they might as well just change the team name to the Fightin’ Snyders and just get it over with.

Kansas State Wildcats head coach (and possibly immortal sorcerer) Bill Snyder already has the KSU stadium named after him. Now the university has unveiled a granite statue of the legendary coach, just in case anyone was still unclear that he’s the most important figure in Kansas State football history (beating out, I guess, Michael Bishop). The granite statue is over eleven feet tall and weighs 1,800 pounds.

Kansas State athletic director John Currie spoke about the statue in a statement:

Coach Snyder is one of the most legendary head coaches in the history of college football and has transformed K-State Athletics, Kansas State University, the Manhattan community and the college football landscape with his tremendous leadership. We appreciate the terrific work of Spencer Schubert and Sharon’s behind-the-scenes efforts on the project as we deservingly recognize one of the greatest football coaches of all time (CBS Sports).

The Wildcats will open the 2013 by likely demolishing North Dakota State tonight. If the Wildcats for some reason fall behind, don’t be surprised if Snyder uses his wizarding powers to animate the statue and then brings it on the field to play quarterback.

[Source: CBS Sports]

Topics: Bill Snyder, Kansas State Wildcats, Statue

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