Report: Kansas State targeting Chris Klieman as head coach
Kansas State looks like it has its eyes on a replacement for Bill Snyder.
The Wildcats are targeting Chris Klieman as their next head coach, according to Football Scoop. Klieman, 51, has been the head coach at North Dakota State since 2014 and has gone 66-6 at the FCS powerhouse program.
Football Scoop’s report comes around the same time that North Texas’ Seth Littrell withdrew his name from consideration for the job.
Two reporters have said they believe Kansas State is down to Klieman and Memphis’ Mike Norvell as their finalists.
Expect Gene Taylor’s focus to now turn to North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman and Memphis coach Mike Norvell.
— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) December 7, 2018
Can confirm @Brett_McMurphy report that #NorthTexas coach Seth Littrell is no longer in contention for the #KansasState job and will remain with the Mean Green. Top K-State candidates remain North Dakota State's Chris Klieman and Memphis' Mike Norvell.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 7, 2018
Kansas State historically was a terrible program until Snyder built them into a winner. Even in his second stint as head coach he had success, posting winning seasons in 7 of 10 seasons. The Wildcats were 5-7 this year.