KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

September 22nd, 2019 | by CollegeAD
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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The older members of Kansas State’s social media team like to tell a story about how little creativity they used to have in their jobs. It goes like this: one of them pulled out a phone to film K-State football players arriving for a stadium walk through the night before a road game several years ago. The footage was meant to be shared on Twitter so fans back home would know the Wildcats had reached their destination. They share this story not to criticize the private — and successful — ways of K-State’s previous coaching staff, but to illustrate just how much things have changed in the social-media department now that Chris Klieman is in charge. The difference was most obvious during Klieman’s first three games as coach. Moments after the Wildcats opened the season with a win over Nicholls, K-State tweeted out videos of Wyatt Hubert presenting Klieman with a game ball and quarterback Skylar Thompson emotionally addressing the team. After the Bowling Green win, fans got to watch Klieman’s postgame speech. -Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle. Read More.

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