Seeing the article posted on Facebook by my friend Michael Mills (he with the ku degree) about famous Syracuse running backs made me think of all the famous K-State running backs. Hmmmm . . . well, there's about four that I can think of: Veryl Switzer, Larry Brown, Mack Herron, and Darren Sproles. A lot of newbie Wildcat fans--not the long-suffering ones like me who faithfully cheered the football team for 16-17 years before Bill Snyder's arrival--fondly remember Darren Sproles and his time at K-State. I do, too, especially when I see him running the way he did for San Diego Monday night. Many of us respect Darren for doing so much while being so small for a football player, and some fans probably think he's the smallest running back ever to star at K-State. Ah, but they're forgetting Mack Herron, who was slightly smaller. Actually, I can't remember Sproles height and weight when he played at Kansas State, but San Diego lists him as 5-6 and 185. Herron was 5-5 1/2 and 170 pounds. Granted, he didn't have quite as distinuished a career at K-State or in the pros, but he did do some good things in the CFL and NFL.
Memories of past greatness . . . which I'm afraid is all us Wildcat fans will have this fall.