K-State’s Snyder doesn’t like 2014 schedule; Zimmerman may return

12/05/2013 5:56 PM

12/05/2013 5:56 PM

Kansas State hasn’t announced its 2014 football schedule, but Wildcats coach Bill Snyder already has several problems with it.

Next season, the Wildcats will face Iowa State in week two, West Virginia on a Thursday and sit three Saturdays without a game. The Big 12’s television partners are also considering moving K-State’s anticipated home game against Auburn to a Thursday. Snyder, though, hates that idea.

“It’s the last thing in the world I want to do,” Snyder said.

If the Auburn game is played mid-week, K-State will oddly not play on five Saturdays next season.

“It’s more than bizarre,” Snyder said. “I am adamantly opposed to the way money has taken over.”

Injury update

Ty Zimmerman hasn’t played since he suffered an ankle injury against TCU. He has watched the past two games from the sideline on crutches. But Snyder said there is a chance the senior safety will be healthy enough to play in K-State’s bowl game.

Zimmerman suffered a similar injury late last season and recovered in time to play in the Fiesta Bowl. Snyder is hoping for a repeat. Snyder also said offensive lineman Keenan Taylor, who has been injured, may be able to play in the bowl game.

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