Bison fans react to Klieman taking Kansas State job

FARGO - As news broke Monday that NDSU coach Chris Klieman was going to Kansas State, reaction from fans began to pour in.

The response was filled with positives, many saying they were happy for the Bison leader.

"A little frustrating, yes," said Bison fan Russell Owens. "However, I think it's a really good move on his end as well."

It is not the first time Bison fans have dealt with a successful coach moving to a higher profile position. Craig Bohl left for the Wyoming head coaching job after three straight national championships.

"They're looking for more exposure and possibly more money," said NDSU junior Evan Matson. "Maybe feel a little betrayed, but overall a coach has got to do what he's got to do. He's got to move on to bigger programs and you can understand that."

There was disappointment for some fans, but were also understanding that Klieman faced an opportunity he couldn't turn down.

"You never really know what those guys are thinking," said NDSU alum Bryce Rohrich. "For me, it's kind of an it is what it is situation. You can never really get mad at a coach for wanting to move to a bigger level."

Fans appreciated Klieman's decision to coach the team through their remaining FCS Playoff run. His final home game as the Bison coach is Friday night against South Dakota State.