K-State football offensive coordinator Collin Klein has removed his name from consideration for the same post at Notre Dame.
Heather Dinich of ESPN was first to report Friday morning that Klein declined an offer from the school in South Bend, IND, to remain at his alma mater.
Klein was targeted by Notre Dame’s Marcus Freeman after Tommy Rees left his post with the Fighting Irish for the Alabama OC job earlier this week. Klein interviewed with Freeman in South Bend in the past couple days.
The 2012 Heisman runner up just finished his first season as K-State’s offensive coordinator, helping the Wildcats put together a Big 12 Championship run that landed them in the Sugar Bowl.
The Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinette noted Friday that Klein’s been mentioned for other OC jobs this offseason.
Collin Klein was apparently a very hot commodity on the OC market this cycle.
Over the last 24 hours I was told Alabama, Texas A&M and others also showed interest in him on top of Notre Dame. He is currently making $600,000 with the Wildcats. I imagine he's in for a raise.
— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) February 10, 2023