Kansas Football Key No. 3: Special Teams
It’s safe to say Kansas State has been one of the best special teams units in the conference going back to the Bill Snyder years. The Wildcats were led by special teams guru Sean Snyder, who is now on the Kansas staff helping with the special teams unit and as an assistant coach.
The Kansas football special teams unit has been a disaster for many years but has taken a step forward this year. The unit as a whole was not great last week against Texas Tech, though, as Damon Greaves shanked two punts that set up the Red Raiders with great field position. That led to a slow start for KU.
The special teams unit needs to be near flawless against Kansas State on Saturday. That means no missed field goals, no fumbling punts, and not allowing big kick returns, which were a huge reason for the Wildcats getting out to such a big lead last year in the Sunflower Showdown.