I stand corrected re: Devine and Faurot
Posted on: May 20, 2012 at 20:28:10 CT
I'm guilty of looking through black and gold colored glasses: Faurot was 3-4-1 against OU before WWII, and lost 11 in a row after he returned in '45. At least you can concede that he did a pretty good job mentoring Bud Wilkinson and Jim Tatum. I was also thinking of Devine's record against OU in the 60's (4-5-1) But you included Gwinn Henry's record as a kU coach against OU. At Mizzou, he had a winning record against OU...albeit a modest 5-4-1.
Mizzou and OU were tied with an overall record of. 16-16-4 in 1945. OU took off and never looked back.
The point really is that KState was competing w/ Wake Forest for the worst overall record in college football history before Bill Snyder took over. Snyder performed a
miracle in Manhattan, but the question remains of it's sustainability. We have an
indication that it will be difficult for Snyder's next successor, based on Prince's flop. At least Mizzou has had more historical success, plus, again with black and gold glasses, it appears that Pinkel is building a more solid foundation for his program in Columbia.
Edited by BB63 at 20:59:05 on 05/20/12