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How Chris Klieman plans to blend K-State’s winning football culture with his own

In his final moments as North Dakota State’s football coach, Chris Klieman invited everyone in a room jam-packed with cameras to visit Manhattan and catch a game at Kansas State next season.

He had just won his fourth FCS championship in five years with the Bison, yet he was already expecting big enough things with the Wildcats to welcome guests for an up-close view.

Klieman is leaving a good situation for a better one. The implication was that his methods will work at both programs.

“Dedication and hard work, guys buying in, all the things that have happened here,” Klieman said.