Back in September we made a really big deal about Coach Tom O’Brien’s comments regarding his program’s position as a ‘Performance-based organization’. The entry and the good conversation that resulted can be viewed by clicking here.
â€œMcKeen played very well. Heâ€™s got a lot of pass rushing ability. I think he performed better than Markus Kuhn did. Weâ€™re a performance-based organization here so he moved up.”
This resonated with us yesterday
Ron Prince is out as Kansas State football coach less than three seasons into an attempt to return the program to national prominence.
The school announced Wednesday that Prince won’t return for the 2009 season.
Prince was the offensive coordinator at Virginia when he took job in Manhattan prior to the 2006 season, but the expectation of putting Kansas State back among the elite Big 12 programs hasn’t panned out. Prince is 16-18 as coach and the Wildcats (4-5) were sent to their third straight loss last weekend, 52-21 to rival Kansas.
“We are in a performance-based profession and have made this decision in the best long-term interest of both the university and its football program,” Kansas State athletics director Bob Krause said.
“Our goal remains the same: to build a winning program that is positioned to consistently compete for championships. I appreciate the hard work and dedication that Coach Prince and his staff have put in over the last three seasons and wish him the very best for the future.”
I’m sure most of you see a lot of interesting things in these comments. But, whatever you do – please don’t interpret our appreciation for these comments as an overall appreciation for the manner in which Kansas State runs their Athletics Department.