UPDATE: Chris Klieman will be K-State’s next football coach


It’s official.

At 7 p.m., K-State athletics director Gene Taylor officially announced that Chris Klieman of North Dakota State will be K-State’s next head football coach, per a press release.

Earlier Monday, FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted that Kansas State was expected to hire Chris Klieman as the school’s next head football coach by the end of the night.

Klieman is currently the head coach of Football Championship Subdivision North Dakota State, and the Bison are in the FCS Playoffs.

Feldman reported that Klieman is expected to accept the K-State job and continue coaching NDSU for the remainder of its playoff run.

ESPN’s Jake Trotter later tweeted that Klieman would get a six-year contract worth $2.3 million a year.

At the helm of the North Dakota State program, Klieman has a 67-6 record with five conference championships and three national championships in five seasons.

Klieman will be introduced at a press conference at 12 p.m. Wednesday.

I’m Jarrett Whitson, the sports editor this semester. I’m from Blue Rapids, KS, a town of just over 1,000 people about 40 miles north of Manhattan. I’m a junior in Public Relations, and a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. I love playing and talking about sports— especially college football