Letter to the editor: Questioning the leadership of K-State Athletics


There are so many takeaways for K-State fans from last night’s game. Obviously the biggest is “What Could Have Been” if K-State AD John Currie would have shown strength of will and realized he had a golden opportunity to bring Brad Underwood in to guide the basketball program for the next decade. Every year there is the “hot” coach, and in 2016 it was Underwood, who wanted to come to Kansas State. But Weber was Currie’s “guy,” and he didn’t pull the trigger. The shabby spectacle last night in Manhattan can be placed squarely at the feet of AD Currie.

It makes me seriously question the ability of K-State’s leadership to guide not only the pending coaching transition in basketball, but the future one in football as well. I have little confidence in AD Currie or President Myers to conduct successful searches for coaches. They seem very adept at criticizing the bill-paying fans for their chanting, yet take no responsibility themselves for the increasing irrelevance of K-State basketball.

— Peter Clemens, 1988 graduate of K-State