Kansas State Wildcats Lose Coach, Chase Recruit in Same Week

By Joseph Nardone
Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

It is okay to lose every once in a blue moon as long as you win more than you lose. It is nearly impossible to win at every facet of your everyday life. Heck, you could be the very best at whatever it is that you do, but you are going to record a loss at least once in awhile. For the Kansas State Wildcats, their previous week’s worth of news was filled with a loss and a potential win.

First, we shall talk about their loss. Bruce Weber is going to be losing one of his assistants — wait for it — to high school. That is right, Wayne McClain (who sounds like John McClain‘s cloned bad-guy to be in Die Hard 8: The Definitive Last Die Hard Movie…Until the Next One) is taking his talents to Champaign Central High School. He has worked under Weber for over a decade and was K-State’s director of student-athlete development.

Obviously the loss is just another bump in the rocky offseason road that really got kicked off when Angel Rodriguez decided to play hoops elsewhere.

Then, there is some kind of good news. Recruit Tanner Lancona will be visiting the school in early May. According to several recruiting websites, Lancona is a three-star recruit who has the ability to hit from beyond the arc. He also waffled on his previous signing of a national letter of intent, and that is why he is looking to take his talents somewhere at this juncture of the recruiting game.

I guess it goes without saying that Weber needs to bring in some recruits. I mean, losing Rodriguez was especially devastating to the program, so trying to bring in some talent is going to be paramount for immediate success for the Wildcats.


Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone

You May Also Like