Bill Snyder has done the impossible twice, which is take KState football to a highly competitive level. He has done it by recruiting "grown men" or otherwords JC transfers who were ready to play the minute they stepped into the program instead of taking the slow route which is relying on the development of high school recruits. The problem with depending on high school recruits is twofold: it takes 2 to 3 years to get them physically to a level where they are productive and too many of them are exposed as they develop that they are not going to be what they appeared to be when originally recruited. When recruiting JC players it is far easier to determine what you are getting. Wimberly and Coe are good exammples. The current situation in Ames would not be as bad if the Staff had mixed in more "ready to play" JC linemen primarily on both sides of the ball knowing full well that the Staff was going to have to publicly appease the fan base by playing the "we are so young" card. I feel that our skill positions at QB, running back and receiver are fine and competitive on the current roster. The biggest problem is that the QB is running for his life and prone to injury and the running backs are eluding pressure behind the line as soon as they get the ball. Likewise we can not stop the run on defense due to "we are playing so many new young guys" on the interior and LB. Bottom line. I think that ISU needs to follow the Snyder Model if they are ever going to be consistently competitive in the Big 12. We can not compete with the Big Boys in recruiting out of high school and we need to find the JC recruits, like Snyder consistently does, that everybody else missed out on out of high school or developed late.