2013 Fiesta Bowl: Bill Snyder all about routine in bowl setting

Ed Zurga

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder says his team's preparation for the Fiesta Bowl game against the Oregon Ducks is all about routine.

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is stuck in his ways, and that's not a knock.

The Wildcats face the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl game on Thursday, and Snyder's routine leading into the game hasn't changed. The weekly preparation has only been moved forward because the game is a Thursday rather than a Saturday, and Snyder said at his Fiesta Bowl press conference that he is hoping it gets No. 5 Kansas State ready for the fast-paced Ducks:

"Well, it is difficult. You try to move your community to another community. You try as hard as you can to replicate a schedule that you might be acclimated to in our own community.

"There's a variety of different things that pop in that are different. It's just a matter of doing it, don't make a big deal about it, try to get back onto what your routine is, if the time schedule allows you to."

Snyder added that his players had been avoiding the Phoenix-area party scene while in town, though they did enjoy a walk around Scottsdale for a team dinner event.

In his second stint at Kansas State, the 73-year-old coach has a 170-84-1 record.

The Wildcats and Ducks kick off Thursday's game at 8:30 p.m. ET in what will be KSU quarterback Collin Klein's collegiate finale.

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