Orlin Wagner, Associated Press
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is the runaway pick as the AP's Big 12 coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl.
Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12, the Wildcats instead finished eighth in the BCS after beating ranked teams Baylor and Texas and losing only to Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. They were snubbed by the Sugar Bowl for two teams with lesser resumes, but will play Arkansas in a high-profile Cotton Bowl matchup.
Snyder was selected on 16 of the 17 ballots turned in by AP members who regularly cover the league. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy received the only other vote.
It's the third time Snyder has been the Big 12's coach of the year, but the first since he came back following a brief retirement. He was also the AP's national coach of the year in 1998.
- Boy Scouts open membership to all boys,...
- Defending the Faith: A case for the...
- Abercrombie & Fitch CEO posts statement on...
- One third of millenials regret going to college
- Brave woman tried to reason with London...
- Stories behind viral Oklahoma tragedy photos...
- Facts about the Boy Scouts of America
- Why $1 billion doesn't mean what it used to...
- Defending the Faith: A case for the... 51
- Journalists criticize Obama... 38
- Boy Scouts open membership to all boys,... 28
- Associated Press CEO calls records... 23
- IRS official Lerner invokes Fifth... 22
- Former IRS chief to Congress: Can't say... 21
- More Obama aides knew IRS targeted... 19
- Supreme Court to weigh in on... 17