Kansas State University’s head football coach, Chris Klieman, is reportedly finalizing a new contract with the university. According to sources close to the situation, the contract will extend Klieman’s tenure at the school and increase his compensation.
Klieman was hired by Kansas State in late 2018 after a successful stint as head coach of the North Dakota State Bison, where he led the team to four national championships in five years. In his first season with the Wildcats, Klieman led the team to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Liberty Bowl against the Navy Midshipmen.
The impending new contract comes as welcome news to Kansas State football fans, who have been impressed by Klieman’s work with the team so far. Klieman’s ability to recruit talented players and improve the team’s performance on the field has built excitement around the program and given fans hope for a bright future.
Klieman’s new contract is expected to include a raise from his current salary of around $3 million per year and extensions beyond the original five-year deal he signed in 2018. The specific details of the contract are still being negotiated, but sources indicate that the agreement is close to being finalized.
Klieman’s success at Kansas State is part of a broader trend of coaches moving from smaller programs to larger ones with greater resources and national profiles. Klieman’s success at North Dakota State made him an attractive candidate for the Kansas State job, and his strong start with the Wildcats indicates that he has what it takes to be successful at a higher level of competition.
If the reports about Klieman’s new contract are accurate, it’s clear that the university is committed to building a winning football program for years to come. With Klieman at the helm, Kansas State has the potential to become a force to be reckoned with in the Big 12 and beyond.