Catbacker Commentary: Expectations Seth November 13, 2012 Catbacker Commentary Raise your hand if you expected Kansas State to start the year 10-0 and climb to #1 in the BCS Standings (Be careful not to drop your tablet or smart phone). If you raised your hand, I don’t believe you. The key word here is “expected” not “hoped”. We all hoped K-State would have a dream season in 2012, but expecting this is another story. It sounds really negative to type this, but I honestly expected an 8-4 regular season, maybe 9-3. The Big XII is too strong. It’s so hard to win on the road. Last year seemed like such a dream season that 10 wins in 2012 couldn’t happen. There were so many close victories last year; O.T. vs Texas A&M, the stand at Miami and six other victories by 7 points or less. The law of averages suggested that they couldn’t duplicate that kind of season. And they haven’t. They’ve been better. Only 2 of their 10 wins this season have been by a touchdown or less (at OU and at Iowa State). In the Wildcats 8 other victories, the games haven’t been close. The average margin of victory in those games is 29.25 points. I finally understand one of the keys to Bill Snyder’s genius. He always talks about getting better every day. It’s so simple, but so essential. I’ve realized that I do the same thing at work. I expect to be the very best at what I do. I can’t do that by just snapping my fingers. Every day I try to improve. Every day I try to get better. The expectations I have for myself are the same expectation Coach Snyder has for everyone in the Kansas State football program. Get better every day. Here we sit. 10 wins with 3 more to play. Win the final 2 conference games and that 3rd game will be the BCS National Championship Game. Now I expect to get there and it starts with beating Baylor.