Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, left, shakes hands with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, right, following an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Charlie Strong reacts to Bill Snyder’s postgame comments

Posted October 24th, 2016


Bill Snyder had kind words to say about Charlie Strong on Saturday. Two days later, Strong returned the favor.

Following Kansas State’s 24-21 win over Texas on Saturday, Snyder met with his much-maligned counterpart and offered some encouragement. In their postgame meeting, Snyder told Strong that “I mean this from the bottom of my heart, you’re the guy. You are the guy.”



Strong addressed Snyder’s comments for the first time on Monday:

I have a lot of respect for Coach Snyder, and I know that he’s an unbelievable coach. When I first started coaching, even when I took the Louisville job, I said that I want to take this job and do this job like Coach Snyder did at Kansas State. Just for him to say that (explains) the respect I have for him.

Strong has compiled a 14-18 record since he took over Texas’ football program in 2014. Snyder is 197-104-1 at Kansas State.

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