September 7, 2012
Dear Alumni & Friends:
Again this summer as I traveled throughout the state and visited so many gracious alumni and Kansas State friends at a dozen Catbacker functions, I was reassured of the belief that prompted my return to the Kansas State University football program.
As I’ve stated so many times publicly and in my own thoughts, we came to Kansas State because of the people, we stayed at Kansas State because of the people, and we returned to Kansas State because of the people. You have been the foundation of the development of our football program and our University. You’ve taken our attendance from 13,000 to 50,000. You’ve proudly followed our program throughout the country providing Kansas State, as I’ve proclaimed so often, with the three largest crowds in the history of college football to cross a state line to watch their team play and above all have genuinely cared about your “family football program” for the right reason.
And on game day, when you have exhibited that passion, it has had a dynamic impact on the student-athletes on the field. This group of young men has come to realize and appreciate what you mean to them. I thank you for that and for caring enough to make a difference.
As the 2012 season is underway, I hope you will join us in supporting your program by filling “your family stadium” with caring, passionate K-Staters.
Please know that you are greatly appreciated.
Head Football Coach