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Bill Snyder gets a bit of a bump in pay

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With a season-opening win tucked firmly into his back pocket, Bill Snyder will also have a little additional cash stuffed into his wallet thanks to a contract tweak.

Kansas State announced Saturday that the school has increased Snyder’s pay by $250,000.  With the bump, Snyder will make in the neighborhood of $2.2 million in 2012.

KSU said that the increase in pay was the acknowledgement of Snyder’s “tremendous leadership of the program and K-State’s commitment to excellence in football.”

The 72-year-old coach is in the midst of his second go-around with the Wildcats, having totaled 160 wins in his 20-plus seasons at the school.

The 160th win came Saturday as KSU, after a very slow start — the Wildcats were up 9-6 at the half — pulled away for a 51-9 win over Missouri State.

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7 Responses to “Bill Snyder gets a bit of a bump in pay”
  1. gopokes0714 says: Sep 2, 2012 12:46 PM

    Bill Snyder may be the best coach in college football. he deserves to get paid like it.

  2. herbiecane says: Sep 2, 2012 7:46 PM

    Bill Snyder is the best coach in KSU history.
    That said, he’s not even close to the best coach in America. Not Top 10. Not even close.

  3. rickrock6661982 says: Sep 2, 2012 9:16 PM

    Bill Snyder is the master of feeding on smaller schools

  4. gopokes0714 says: Sep 2, 2012 9:40 PM


    Clearly there is a lot about football that you don’t understand. Look at the coaches Bill Snyder has produced. Look at his body of work. Look at what happened to K-State when he left, when he came back.

    You cannot only look at W/L. Stoops, Carrol and Saban are all great coaches but all benefit from great programs and their recruiting advantage. Not to take anything away from them, but if they make a mistake in a game you might not even notice it because of the sheer talent of their team. It’s like Lebron with Cleveland vs Lebron with Miami. With Cleveland no help, no rings. With Miami he has help, and guess what? He has a ring.

    Nobody, absolutely nobody does more with less than Bill Snyder.

  5. 22bju says: Sep 3, 2012 2:38 AM

    Wow an okie state fan being objective and preaching the good truth.

    It’s both, he does prey on the little guy. But with him the school always outperforms national expectations. And he does it by working with less talent in most cases. How hard is it to convince kids to come to Kansas? Difficult.

  6. gopokes0714 says: Sep 3, 2012 2:46 AM


    Exactly, ask a Jayhawk fan what they would give just to be competitive.

    I remember just 4-5 years ago the Jayhawks were a top 25 school. Who was their coach, And who did he learn from?

    If you don’t think Snyder is a Hall of Fame coach you are crazy.

  7. allan357 says: Sep 3, 2012 5:55 AM

    The “prey on the little guy” angle is obsolete. In his earlier years, Snyder did feast on cupcakes. But since 2000, he has played:

    U. of Iowa
    USC trojans twice (ranked #11)
    Marshall twice (receiving votes in poll at the time)
    California out of the Pac-10
    Fresno St. (was receiving votes in poll at the time)
    UCLA twice
    Miami hurricanes (2011 & 2012)
    Auburn in 2014

    … which means Snyder has consistently scheduled at least one respectable non-con opponent for years, which is pretty much the way many teams schedule.

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