Most coaches would be grumpy and downright indignant after suffering a demoralized (and possible season-crippling) loss to North Dakota State.
But not Kansas State’s Bill Snyder.
Instead of stewing about last week's stunning 24-21 defeat, Snyder sent North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen a note telling the senior how impressed he was with his game.
From bill Snyder to Brock Jensen. Classy move by the coach. pic.twitter.com/OIMwsH6AWo
— Jay Bartley (@Jaybartley34) September 7, 2013
Here’s the text in case you’re having trouble reading it:
Congratulations Brock. I was truly impressed with you & your teammates. You played so very well, virtually error free & with such poise. I wish you a great year & hope you achieve all you desire. Please share my thoughts w/ your teammates.
Snyder has been around a long time (since the leather helmet days, I think), so he can appreciate when a team gets lucky and when a team actually plays better than his on that night.
North Dakota State scored a late touchdown to claim the win and notch the first of seven FCS upsets during college football's opening weekend.
Jensen said after the game he was proud to be part of the biggest win in North Dakota State history, and this classy move by Snyder probably makes it even more memorable.
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H/T Football Scoop