Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder isn’t exactly thrilled by the uptick in college football players transferring from one school to another.
Snyder, during the team’s National Signing Day press conference, told reporters that players have learned a set of ‘bad values’ when it comes expecting immediate results — or else — with a given program.
“I think we teach bad values. If I can’t get it easily, I’m going to move on. I don’t think that’s the way we want to raise our children. I don’t buy into it.” — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
Snyder, 78, has seen plenty of change in the sport since he first arrived at Kansas State in time for the 1989 season. 2018 will mark his 27th season leading the Wildcats.
Snyder’s remarks last week were rather foreboding. Running back Dalvin Warmack, all-purpose back Bernard Goodwater and receiver Dominique Heath all announced their intentions to transfer out of Kansas State during the weekend.
Snyder told the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett that departures, such as the three over the weekend, rob the team of recruiting opportunities and “can become detrimental to your program and your teammates.”
On the flip side, the Wildcats landed a transfer from Michigan State wide receiver Hunter Rison in January.
The recruiting scene for Kansas State, however, only adds to the sting of players transferring out of of the program. The Wildcats’ 2018 recruiting class ranks No. 69 in the 247Sports composite rankings — second to last in the Big 12 and third to last among all Power 5 programs. Conference-foe Texas Tech finished last in both the Big 12 and in the Power 5 with the No. 73 recruiting class overall.
It will be now be up to the Kansas State coaching staff to work out all of the kinks in spring practice and summer camp.
The Wildcats open up the 2018 season with a home game vs. South Dakota on Sept. 1.
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