The general consensus on Kansas State's Bill Snyder is that he's a coaching wizard. He's also one in the linguistic sense in that he's capable of lacing together long-winded answers rivaling the Iliad and the Odyssey.
But, occasionally, Snyder delivers a signature gem. Asked right off the bat about his optimism heading into the season, Snyder replied, "My degree of optimism is negotiated daily."
Those were his first words, too. Snyder's lede game is strong, folks.
But Snyder also reflected on his lengthy career with the Wildcats. He has no plans to retire anytime soon as long as he continues to have a positive influence on his players.
"You have to ask our players what it's like having a great, great grandfather as a coach," he said. "But if it has a positive affect on our players, it has a positive affect on me."
Two years removed from a conference championship and a conference title sleeper this year, it's clear Snyder, 74 years old, still has it. It's hard to imagine a time when he won't.