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Chris Klieman Agrees to New Six-Year Contract for $23.5 Million Through 2026

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days

The good times are rolling for the Kansas State Wildcats. Despite the season-opening loss to Arkansas State, they’re off to a 2-0 start in Big 12 play with wins over Oklahoma and Texas Tech and are tied for first place with Iowa State and Oklahoma State.

And now there is more good news for Wildcat Nation: Chris Klieman has agreed to a new six-year contract worth $23.5 million through 2026, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.

Kansas State ranked No. 1 last week, and is No. 2 this week, in our Big 12 Power Rankings. Who could have expected or predicted this kind of success for Klieman as he followed in the footsteps of a legend like Bill Snyder?


Klieman shocked most of the Big 12 with an 8-5 record in 2019, and despite losing some key players and starting this season with a lot of young, new faces at key positions, including a brand new offensive line, it looks like the Wildcat may, once again, be the surprise team in the conference.

A lot of this may hinge on the health of senior QB Skylar Thompson, who left Saturday’s win over Texas Tech following a hard hit to the shoulder area.

But there’s no time to take a breather in the Big 12 (except for KU), as the Wildcats hit the road this weekend to take on the TCU Horned Frogs, who are coming off a big win over the Texas Longhorns. The game is set to kick off at 3:00.

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