Letter to the Editor: gameday edition


I am a graduate of La Tech (BA) & KSU (PhD). I was at the La Tech/KSU game in Manhattan in 1988. QB Paul Watson set a KSU record that day, four touchdown passes in the first half. Score 28-7 at half. La Tech won the game 31-28 as KSU had a complete meltdown in the second half. That was Saturday. On Monday, Coach Stan Parrish announced that he would leave at the end of the season. K-State’s season ended 0-11. The search for a new coach began and Bill Snyder arrived for the 1989 season and the rest, as they say, is history. In life and in football timing is everything. Had La Tech not won that day in such a humiliating manner, driving Coach Parrish away, Coach Snyder may never have come to Manhattan. I love Bill Snyder. I watched him build KSU’s program brick by brick. Good luck to you on Saturday, but remember to thank La Tech.

Dennis Shockley

Edmond, OK