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Report: Collin Klein taking grad assistant job at K-State

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It appears that one of the all-time greats at Kansas State is heading home.

While the school has yet to officially announce it, Collin Klein told GoPowerCats.com in an interview Wednesday that he is set to become a member of Bill Snyder‘s coaching staff.  The former K-State quarterback, a finalist for the 2012 Heisman finalist as well as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, will serve in some capacity, at least initially, as a grad assistant.

While Klein acknowledges he hasn’t “signed any papers or anything like that” making the move official, he did say that the coaching opportunity arose after several conversations with Snyder recently.  It’s also expected Klein will in some capacity work with a position with which he’s very familiar.

“I’m sure I’m going to help with the quarterbacks, but obviously anywhere else they need me as far as supporting the offensive staff,” Klein told the Rivals.com website. “I’m sure I’ll have multiple roles. I’d say it’s some sort of offensive assistant/quality control role. That’s probably what it’ll be.”

Since leaving the Wildcats after the 2012 season, Klein has not been able to latch on toi a playing job at the professional level.

After participating in the NFL scouting Combine — as a tight end — Klein went undrafted in April of 2013.  He was invited to a rookie minicamp with the Houston Texans but wasn’t signed by that club or any other NFL club for that matter.  He signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes last year but was cut by the CFL team after its first preseason game earlier this month.

This, obviously, will mark Klein’s first foray into coaching.  It likely won’t be his last, however, as many people see the former player as a future head coach.

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5 Responses to “Report: Collin Klein taking grad assistant job at K-State”
  1. dmvtransplant says: Jun 26, 2014 4:29 PM

    Guy goes 11-1 his last year and only loses to a great offense from Baylor and yet that spoiled rich kid from A&M gets the trophy.

    Seriously who had a harder time winning Klein with the talent on his roster(1 & 2 stars plus JUCO transfers) or John FB with first round talent at WR & offensive line?

    When was the last time KSU was within two wins of playing for the National Championship, before Klein.?

  2. thejjtrain says: Jun 26, 2014 5:02 PM

    Uh 1998. I believe they were only a win in the Big 12 title game away from the NCG, but lost to A&M in OT.

  3. mogogo1 says: Jun 26, 2014 6:11 PM

    Their loss to A&M in 1998 caused the BCS to change the rules so bids couldn’t be offered until after the conference title games were over. Everyone had them beating A&M so when they lost they fell totally out of the BCS because all the other bowls had already set their matchups.

    Klein is a great guy and should be a fantastic ambassador for their program regardless what exactly role he ends up playing.

  4. wabbitslayer says: Jun 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    This article overlooks the more important issue to debate, namely whether or not this means that Layla Kiffin is no longer the hottest NCAA coach’s wife.

  5. dmvtransplant says: Jun 27, 2014 10:28 AM

    @ wabbitslayer

    Layla Kiffin never was, the head basketball coach at USC his wife is a former Super Model.

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