Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is no longer a young buck, but he is as respected a coach in the country as there is. It is why it comes as almost no shock that the Texas Longhorns wanted to pay tribute to the man, as he was celebrating one of his many birthdays.

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Texas gave the personalized, signed card to the Kansas State head coach for his 78th birthday, which he was celebrating on Saturday. It was presented to him before the contest on Saturday night.

Again, for those who are somehow unaware, Bill Snyder is a mother loving legend. Well, wait… he isn’t a legend who loves moms. I mean, maybe he does love moms, but that isn’t what I meant. He’s a legend in college football.

Ah, that is better.

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Snyder is in the College Football Hall of Fame. Not too shabby for a guy still coaching.

He has won several conference and national coach of the year awards. Snyder has been the head coach at Kansas State for the program’s 300th, 400th, and 500th all-time wins. That is pretty big time if you ask me.

He is such a legend, in fact, the football stadium at Kansas State, Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, is named in honor of him and his family. That is even bigger time. Like, getting a stadium named after you while you are still alive is a pretty neat thing.

Texas may have honored the coach prior to the game, but soured his birthday by toppling Kansas State on Saturday evening.