The Kansas football program is looking forward to having its ball coach on the sideline for the entirety of the 2017 season.
After everything he’s been through, you can only imagine it means as much to Bill Snyder to be there, too. After privately fighting cancer and beginning treatment towards the end of the 2016 season, Snyder isn’t expected to miss anytime this season.
The long-tenured ball coach says that his treatment for throat cancer is ongoing, but that there haven’t been any unexpected complications to this point.
While speaking with members of the media on Big 12 Media Days, Snyder had this to say about his recovery:
“The recovery is ongoing, quite obviously. I’m doing fine, getting around fine and don’t have any issues right now, other than trying to prepare for the season.”
Snyder turns 78 in October, and doesn’t have any plans of slowing down. He’s been at the helm of the Wildcats football program since 1989, and has compiled 202 career victories over his 26-year career. Several times throughout his career he’s been able to get the Wildcats ranked as highly as second in the country.
K-State finished last season 9-4, and capped the year with a victory in the Texas Bowl. The open their 2017 campaign with a matchup against Central Arkansas.
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