K-State's New Mascot, EcoKat.
I swear to god I did not make that up.
According to a former HIGH RANKING source in the K-State Adminstration, and filtered through Baylor's message board, our very own Gary Patterson is still very much flirting with the HC position at his alma mater and keeps in very constant contact with the powers that be in Manhattan. Because an official that ranks so high that they are no longer at a school two years later certainly sounds credible.
But, let's say this is true - what has changed in the two years since GP, ya know, TURNED THE FUCKING JOB DOWN, to make him reconsider? Well, there's the back to back BCS games at TCU, but we back doored our way in, so they don't REALLY count. Then there's the new contract that pays him $3 million annually, but according to the source it's, "not about the money," so they have us there. There's also the fact that he more or less personally raised $143 million for a new, state of the art stadium, not to mention the near $5 million he previously raised for a new practice facility and offices for his staff, but again, wouldn't he rather go play in a stadium of comparable size in the middle of a corn field with shittier facilities? I know I would. I'm also pretty sure he helped us get into the Big East, a Conference that, by this time next year, will be stronger than the Big 12 top to bottom, but meh, anything less than the Big 12 is a failure I guess. And then, of course, there's the fact that he's pretty much rebuilt the TCU program from the ground up, has the most job security of any coach in the country and loves Fort Worth almost as much as it loves him, but again, is that enough for his "maniacal ego?"
Get fucked, Baylor. I hate to drive traffic to their bullshit version of killerfrogs, but I think we as fans need to cram in as much bulletin board material as possible in the next 48 hours. For your health.