During his first time around as head coach at Kansas State, Bill Snyder was famous — or infamous, if you will — for littering the Wildcats’ non-conference schedule with the likes of Tennessee Tech and UMass and Black River (OH) High School.
In June, however, Snyder seemed to indicate his football program would look to abandon the creampuff diet of the past and embrace a strong non-conference slate with a nine-game conference schedule looming on the horizon.
“People are going to realize that strength of schedule is going to be dynamically different than what it has been,” Snyder said. “It will be a strong conference, as strong a conference as you will find anywhere. There are pluses and minuses to that. Some will prosper, and some will not.”
Apparently, the reality of an additional conference game has set in and forced Snyder and/or the KSU athletic department to once again cast a wandering eye or two toward the dessert tray.
In a letter posted to fans on their website as relayed by the Lincoln Journal Star, Kansas State announced that their 2011 opener and 2012 game with Oregon have been called off. The Oregonian writes that the game was canceled after Snyder said he wanted to rework his non-conference schedule.
Those cupcakes are just… so… scrumptious, taunting you with all of their sugary sexiness.
There was no word on just which school Kansas State will look to replace Oregon with, only that, according to athletic director John Currie, he is “confident we will reach our goal of having seven home games in 2011.”
Hello, Louisiana-Lafayette, you sweet thing you.
Oregon, on the other hand, seems to already have an angle on a replacement for at least the 2011 opener; UO spokesman David Williford told The Oregonian that a match-up with LSU “is certainly in the works.”
There’s a good chance the Oregon-LSU game, if agreed upon, would take place at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.