As he searched for ways to explain how his team ended the season on a hot streak and played its way into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed today, Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill told a story about Frank Martin.
Two weeks ago, he invited the Wildcats basketball coach to speak to his players. A must-win series with Kansas was coming up, and K-State was in need of some advice.
But the description he gave of Martin’s speech at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City wasn’t totally accurate. While it made for an entertaining story, he never asked Martin to use his trademark demeanor and stare to scare his team.
“That was actually a joke,” Hill said.
In reality, he was very mellow.