MANHATTAN, Kan. -- After the 2003 season, Kansas State earned a seat at the table usually reserved for college football's blue bloods. Fresh off a Big 12 championship, the Wildcats had won 72 games over the previous seven seasons and earned mention among the nation's best programs. Coach Bill Snyder had somehow discovered the magic formula. He was able to transform the school with the worst record in the history of college football into one of the best, all while using players Mack Brown and Bob Stoops wouldn't give a second look.
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