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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Bill Snyder's nonconference scheduling views earned a lot of notoriety during his first tenure as Kansas State's head coach.
Snyder's strategy of lining up an array of tasty nonconference cupcakes didn't win the Wildcats many scheduling style points over the years. However, the veteran coach always figured the strength of the Big Eight or Big 12 would make up for any weak sisters played early in the season.
It appears that Snyder is at it again. The Miami Herald reports that the Wildcats have asked Miami if they could back out of a two-game series scheduled for 2011 and 2012. The Hurricanes already have nonconference games scheduled in 2011 against Ohio State and South Florida and in 2012 against South Florida and Cincinnati. So it's understandable they won't mind seeing the Wildcats leave.
Playing a home-and-home series with the Hurricanes would be a great way for Snyder to build some national credibility for his program.
That is, unless he doesn't believe the Wildcats are ready for the challenge.