BREAKING: K-State, Chris Klieman reportedly close to extension

Head coach Chris Klieman hoists the Big 12 Championship trophy after defeating TCU in overtime 31-28 on Dec. 3. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

According to On3 reporter Pete Thamel, Kansas State and football head coach Chris Klieman are close to a $44 million extension for eight years.

Klieman led the Wildcats to a Big 12 championship and a Sugar Bowl appearance in the 2022 season. He has collected a winning record in three of his four seasons at K-State, with an overall 30-20 record.

Alongside Klieman’s extension, offensive coordinator Collin Klien received a one-year extension earlier during the offseason after receiving head coach interest from other schools.

The Wildcats enter the 2023 season losing multiple key pieces. Klieman still has starting quarterback Will Howard as well as the entire offensive line returning. K-State looks to win its second straight Big 12 Championship under Klieman, a feat that hasn’t been completed by a Big 12 team since 2019-2020 by Oklahoma under then-head coach Lincoln Riley.