Having Snyder’s endorsement isn’t a bad place to start for new K-State coach Klieman

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December 14, 2018 - 3:17 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Even if you’re as favorably disposed as we are toward the hiring of Chris Klieman as Kansas State’s football coach, the truth is this: There is no way to predict how this will work out beyond the choice of whether to believe in his pedigree and extend the benefit of the doubt to Klieman and the smart and capable people who hired him.

But in the spirit of Klieman’s #WintheDangDay mantra, he sure was 1-0 after his introductory news conference on Wednesday.

That was in no small part because of Klieman and the K-State administration’s appreciation of iconic former coach Bill Snyder and, in fact, because of the gracious participation of Snyder. His very presence made for an endorsement that wasn’t guaranteed amid the murky circumstances of his recent retirement.

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