“The numbers are sick, sick, sick. Bill Snyder addressed them with his team earlier this week. But even the legendary Kansas State head coach admitted that he had never heard of such a thing ‘because I don’t think anybody’s ever kept a statistic like that.’ But it’s right there on paper. And on the field each Saturday, it looks just as gaudy.”
D. Scott Fritchen, writer, on Kansas State outscoring their opposition 111-0 on turnovers this season, PowerCatIllustrated.com
GH: Kansas State is on pace to commit the fewest turnovers in the history of college football. They have yet to commit a turnover in Big 12 play – and it’s November 9th! While this is an amazing statistic – almost unbelievable considering the changes to the modern game of football – it is misleading as to the strength of this Bill Snyder team. This Wildcat team is not dependent on time of possession, limiting turnovers and being lucky. That was last year’s K-State. This KSU club just pounds the living bejesus out of their opponents – and does all those other SnyderCat things just because they can.
“There is another gear to this K-State offense that we haven’t seen yet.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Another gear? What is KK expecting out of the Cats? They are averaging 44 points a game after nine games! They haven’t turned the ball over since Snyder wore bellbottoms. Some fans just don’t get it – and find it hard to enjoy the gifts they have been given. KK strikes me as one of those fans.
“I think Collin Klein’s going to play Saturday. But as I’ve joked all week long, Collin Klein could have had a leg amputated and Bill Snyder would have kept it a secret.”
Tim Fitzgerald, of PowerCat.com, 810 AM
GH: Klein is playing at TCU. If there is one thing that Bill Snyder has shown the past two seasons is that he is not all that concerned about protecting Klein’s health. If there is a more battered player in college football than Klein the past two seasons, he is likely in traction.
“What a hideous message, though. This guy [Bryce Brown] didn’t do anything right in college football and here he is trotting around in the National Football League [with the Philadelphia Eagles].”
Danny Clinkscale, on the former K-State running back, 810 AM
GH: Brown’s story at Kansas State has never been completely told. He injured an ankle in his first game and then after rumors that he had fallen out of favor with Bill Snyder, he left the team. Snyder did allow him to participate in K-State’s pro day for the NFL scouts. I think Bryce can chalk that friendly gesture to Snyder wanting to keep his big brother Arthur happy.
“I think if Alabama were to play Kansas State, Alabama would beat them by four touchdowns.”
Carrington Harrison, 610 AM
“Alabama is beatable. Last year’s Alabama team would beat this year’s team. This team is not as good as they were a year ago.
Paul Myerberg, USA Today college football writer, 610 AM
“@TomLuginbill on potential BCSNC, ‘If Oregon keeps winning, computers will inch them up. KSt needs Tx to finish strong, NDame has huge problems.”
Paul Finebaum, @finebaum, Twitter
“I still think K-State’s going to get hosed and that’s too bad.”
Jack Harry, 810 AM
“There are just too many places nationwide where this [BCS title sports coverage] just doesn’t matter. We’ve got to get this more open to a real playoff with more teams.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Amen, Kietz. Waiting until 2014 to implement a college football playoff is ridiculous – and limiting the playoff to a final four is even more insane. How crazy would it be for the NCAA basketball tourney to reduce the 64/65-team field to some computers picking the final four teams? We need at least 12 teams in a playoff and I would feel better about a 24-team field. It. Would. Be. FANTASTIC!
“Tim Grunhard will never – NEVER – be the offensive line coach that Charlie Dickey is at Kansas State. They think they have five NFL offensive linemen there.”
Kevin Kietzman, to a caller asking about Grunhard’s prowess as an offensive line coach, 810 AM
GH: Dickey deserves all the credit that Kietzman is giving him for the job he’s done in Manhattan. But does anyone else hear some snarkiness out of KK whenever Grunhard’s name is brought up? Sounds like there is still some lingering bitterness there on KK’s part from the Maas Exodus.
“We won’t be defined by hate.”
Chancellor Dan Jones, after the altercations between Ole Miss students Tuesday night following Barrack Obama’s re-election, TheAdvertiser.com
GH: I just watched Wright Thompson’s 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN titled, “Ghosts of Old Miss” the night of the election. The doc retold how the campus and state of Mississippi was torn by the forced enrollment of the school’s first black student. It appears from the video of white Ole Miss students burning Obama campaign signs on campus, that those ghosts are still very real – and scary.
“Dear runners and walkers, due to a lack of entries, the Negro League Baseball Museum has decided to cancel the Run. If you have already signed up and are inquiring about a refund, please contact me, Bob Kendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. I apologize for any inconvenience.”
Bob Kendrick, Negro League Baseball Museum
GH: The Negro Baseball Museum has to be one of the most beloved yet worst run organizations in America. How do you screw up a fun run to honor Buck O’Neil? This entire organization should be gutted before it decays as much at the neighborhood where it is located.
“[Thomas] Robinson’s vicious, intentional back elbow caught [Jonas] Jerebko right in the throat, dropping the 25-year-old Swede to the deck like a sack of potatoes and earning him a flagrant-2. That higher grade of flagrant foul carries with it an immediate ejection from the game, which the Kings held on to win, 105-103, at Sleep Train Arena. That marks the first ejection of the new NBA season; congratulations to the 21-year-old forward for the auspicious honor. Robinson had three points, seven rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 12 minutes of action before getting the gate…”
Dan Devine, writer, YahooSports.com
GH: You can view the video of Robinson’s not-so-covert elbow by clicking here. The Piston’s colors make it look like TRob has gone rogue on his former KU club.
“This song makes me want to make love to these Cheez-Its.”
Jay Binkley, as The Big Show returned from break to something that sounded like a Barry White tune, 610 AM
“Well, they do have that little tint hole in the middle.”
Josh Vernier, responding to Binkley’s love call, 610 AM
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