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Snyder wants his son to eventually take over for him
Kansas State Wildcats

Snyder wants his son to eventually take over for him

Published Jul. 24, 2015 8:26 p.m. ET

By now, Bill Snyder has earned the right to name his replacement.

Now, nothing is official, and no, Snyder hasn't announced any retirement and Kansas State hasn't made anyone a "Coach in waiting."

However, Snyder told ESPN earlier this week he wants his son Sean to be the next coach for the Wildcats.

Snyder was an All-American punter for K-State in 1992 and has been on the staff for more than two decades.


Remember, Snyder already retired once – back in 2005. He didn't name his replacement then. Ron Prince took over, but it didn't go well for K-State. Snyder returned to coaching in 2009. He originally took over Kansas State in 1989 and has a remarkable 187-94 record, which includes a 1-10 start in the 1989 season. Snyder has had only five losing seasons at Kansas State and his team last won the Big 12 in 2012. K-State was 9-4 last season. 

If this is Snyder's last season, there's a chance he could go out with a good record. The Wildcats have a exceptionally friendly schedule with home conference games against TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor and West Virginia. The non-conference portion of the schedule – vs. South Dakota, at Texas San Antonio and home against Louisiana Tech – can't be considered challenging. 

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