Kansas State University

K-State’s Ryan Mueller on correcting mistakes: ‘Talk is cheap’

Updated: 2013-10-01T23:19:49Z

By KELLIS ROBINETT

The Kansas City Star

During a team meeting last week, Kansas State’s football coaches asked players to share their weaknesses and to explain how they planned on correcting them. Players said the exercise lasted nearly an hour and brought the team closer together.

Defensive end Marquel Bryant vividly remembers what fellow defensive lineman Ryan Mueller told everyone.

“It was very beneficial, but at the same time one of the players said, ‘Talk is cheap.’ Ryan Mueller said that,” Bryant said. “He was saying, ‘Live by your word.’ I think that is a big deal. If someone steps out and says that you need to be a man by your word, then you notice.”

Bryant said players tried their best to back up what they said in the meeting during practices.

“Now we need to see it,” Bryant said. “I think that was very beneficial for him asking us to do that.”

A familiar foe

K-State defensive ends will go up against their former position coach, Joe Bob Clements, on Saturday. Clements, a former K-State player and coach, left the Wildcats after last season to take over as Oklahoma State’s defensive line coach.

Snyder said the Wildcats will disguise the way they line up and attack the line of scrimmage with Clements looking on.

“There are just some things that you have to change,” Snyder said. “We have tried to identify what we need to change.”

To reach Kellis Robinett, send email to krobinett@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/KellisRobinett.

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