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Collin Klein Leaving Kansas State for Texas A&M Offensive Coordinator Job: Report

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The Kansas State Wildcats are losing one of their own to the Texas A&M Aggies. Offensive coordinator Collin Klein is leaving Manhattan for College Station to take the same role with the Aggies. Tim Fitzgerald from GoPowercat first reported the news in the early hours Wednesday.

Fitzgerald reports that Klein was “torn” about the move, but was expected to take the SEC job and head to College Station.


Reports first broke on Tuesday night that Klein was considering this position at Texas A&M, and that he recently turned down the same position at Penn State. The Nittany Lions instead hired former Kansas OC Andy Kotelnicki to take control of James Franklin’s offense. Klein also interviewed with Notre Dame last offseason, but ultimately elected to stay with his alma mater, where he was a Heisman Finalist under former legendary head coach Bill Snyder.

Klein’s offense at Kansas State scored the third-most points in the league this season with 454 trailing only the Texas Longhorns (470), and the Oklahoma Sooners (518). The Wildcats finished top five in yards per game, rushing yards per game, and points per game in Klein’s second season calling plays.

Fitzgerald reports that there is not concern over freshman quarterback Avery Johnson leaving Kansas State. Johnson will make his first career start on December 28 when the Wildcats play North Carolina State in the Pop-Tarts Bowl.

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