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Snyder confirms return to K-State

Bill Snyder made it clear throughout the 2015 season that he had no intention to retire. He followed through with those words Monday by issuing a formal statement announcing his return.

"Following our bowl game against Arkansas, I had a chance to visit with my family, and they collectively wanted me to do what I wanted to do and none were against my decision to return," Snyder said. "As long as I am having a positive impact on the young people in our program, my health is in order and as long as I am wanted by the University and the wonderful Kansas State fan base."

Snyder, 76, meets with his family at the end of each season to seek their input on his coaching future.

Snyder began coaching at K-State in 1989 and briefly retired for three years in 2005, returning to the sideline in 2009. During that time, he has compiled a record of 193-101-1, guiding the Wildcats to 17 bowl games, 16 winning seasons and two Big 12 championships. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last month, becoming the fourth active coach to enter the exclusive club.

This season, K-State rallied from a 3-6 start to finish the regular season 6-6 before losing to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl.

NFL DRAFT: Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, expected to be a high first-round pick, announced he will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft despite sustaining a serious injury to his left knee in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. Nebraska junior defensive tackle Vincent Valentine also declared for the draft. Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly announced he will return to school for his senior season.

INDIANA: Coach Kevin Wilson signed a new six-year contract worth $15.3 million, athletic director Fred Glass announced. Wilson had two years left on the deal he signed after the 2010 season.

MISSOURI: New coach Barry Odom hired Glen Elarbee to coach the offensive line. Elarbee was co-offensive coordinator and coached offensive line the past two seasons at Arkansas State.

N.C. STATE: Boise State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz was hired to run the Wolfpack's offense and coach quarterbacks next year. Drinkwitz replaces Matt Canada, who was dismissed then hired as offensive coordinator at Pittsburgh.

USC: Clancy Pendergast is returning as defensive coordinator under coach Clay Helton. Pendergast held the job in 2013 but wasn't retained.

Snyder confirms return to K-State 01/11/16 [Last modified: Monday, January 11, 2016 9:16pm]
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