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Texas A&M set to hire Kansas State's Collin Klein as offensive coordinator

December 6, 2023
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Yes, THAT Collin Klein.

Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko is expected to hire Kansas State's Collin Klein to be the new offensive coordinator of the Aggies.

Klein had previously been Kansas State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the previous two seasons.

Aggies will remember Klein from the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony. While Johnny Manziel won the award, Klein finished third in the voting after leading the Wildcats to an 11-1 regular season and a share of the Big 12 title.

A decade later, Klein became the offensive coordinator at his alma mater under head coach Chris Klieman.

In 2023, Kansas State (8-4, 6-3) ranked No. 23 nationally in offensive yards per game at 446.1. Additionally, the Wildcats ranked No. 10 in scoring offense at 37.8 points per game.

Conversely, A&M ranked No. 53 and No. 25 in those categories, respectively, under the guidance of Jimbo Fisher and Bobby Petrino.

Klein, 34, began his coaching career in 2014 as a graduate assistant at Kansas State, working as an assistant director of recruiting and defensive quality control coach.

After a one-year stint as the quarterback coach at Northern Iowa, Klein returned to Manhatten in a similar role.

Legendary Bill Snyder eventually elevated Klein to co-offensive coordinator in 2018. When Klieman was named Synder's successor, Klein was retained as quarterback coach despite having his co-offensive coordinator duties removed from his job title.

Ultimately, Klein became Kansas State's outright offensive coordinator in January of 2022, and the Wildcats won a thrilling Big 12 Championship Game over No. 3 TCU in overtime, 31-28.

The 2022 Wildcats averaged 32.3 points per game (No. 37) and 418.8 yards per game (No. 41). Those numbers came despite losing starting quarterback Adrian Martinez after just six games.

With Klein guiding the offense, Elko & Co. hope the production can improve exponentially in this new era of Texas A&M football.

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Texas A&M set to hire Kansas State's Collin Klein as offensive coordinator

22,803 Views | 22 Replies | Last: 4 mo ago by TexasAggie81
doc99
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Welcome to Aggieland, Coach Klein
bigfoot10s
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Let's Freaking Go!!

Welcome to Aggieland Coach Klein!
lagoag
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I really like the idea of hiring Klein. He's a young and hungry and ready to prove himself. Whooop
RoadkillBBQ
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Solid hire. Welcome aboard!
GarryowenAg
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Welcome, Mr. Coach Klein!
oldaggnms
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While his body of work as an OC is smaller than Petrino's, given Elko will not restrict him as Jimbo did to Petrino, and the obvious level of talent @ A&M, this could work out well for the team. Being a recently former QB, and having played around Bill Snyder, my guess is he has some current RPO talent to draw on! Good job, Coach Elko!
Capt_Crunch 14
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If you don't read this in Bobby Boucher's voice you're either too young or too old for this board
rebelAg02
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Good hire!
aggieland09
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Wow love this hire!
TAMU74
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Capt_Crunch 14 said:

If you don't read this in Bobby Boucher's voice you're either too young or too old for this board
Bobby who?
VonDaMan
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Wecome aboard Mr Klein!
Stone44
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Capt_Crunch 14 said:

If you don't read this in Bobby Boucher's voice you're either too young or too old for this board


While drinking some quality H2O,
Definitely Not A Cop
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Maroon Flash
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We need to be the baddest dog in the junkyard. He is exactly who we need!
fieldtrailer
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There's 3 schemes that I think are very good, especially passing offense. The one from USC, Kiffin's (love it), and probably the best one for passing game, Sarks. Not sure why this is the hire. Watch K St offense vs Texas Tech highlights . That ridiculous blitz that no one picks up was all day. Looks like more of the same.

We'll see. Hopefully I'll be surprised.
BeastmodeAg
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Could we see a Kliff Kingsbury 2.0?
Iraq2xVeteran
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Great hire
woodyhayes
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Going to need 10 qb's on the roster with all the qb draws and options.
The Agly Duckling
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Super-excited for this freaking hire. He's always seemed like an integritous, principled young man. And he was one helluva QB, too.
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Magpie
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Great handle.

Integritous not a word. It seems like a good hire. But I don't like that film of Techtard v K-state offense.
TexasAggie81
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THIS is a great hire for A&M.

Young, respected coach who's on the way up.

Take a look at KSU's offensive stats this year:

https://www.kstatesports.com/sports/football/stats

An almost perfect balance of rushing and passing plays and yards gained.

An almost perfect balance of rushing and passing TDs.

Favorable time of possession (vs. opponents).

Favorable points per gain (vs. opponents).

Better 3rd and 4th down conversions than opponents.

Fewer penalties and turnovers than KSU's opponents.

Great red zone TDs (48 of 61).

Thrilled with this hire. Welcome to Aggieland, Coach Klein.

Now ... go kick some ass!
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