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Report: Kansas State's Bill Snyder Plans To Return As Head Coach In 2018

Bill Snyder talks with an official.

AMES, IA - OCTOBER 29: Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats talks with the referee in the second half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Kansas State Wildcats won 31-26 over the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder reportedly plans on coming back next season.

According to a report from, legendary Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, 78, will return to coach in 2018.

Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt reportedly had a verbal agreement to take over the Wildcats in 2018, but Snyder nixed the plan in hopes that his son Sean would become the next head coach. Now, it looks like Snyder will remain as head coach for at least one more season.

From the report:

Four separate sources have now confirmed to that Bill Snyder plans to return to coach Kansas State in 2018.

Multiple sources also said that the mood within the Vanier Football Complex and K-State program is "good" heading into bowl season - despite speculation to the contrary.

By some measures, the Wildcats had a disappointing season, as they went 7-5 after a nine-win campaign last year, but with a boatload of young talent—they could return 17 of 22 starters—Kansas State could be a force in the Big 12 and beyond next season.

Things could certainly change between now and August, but with Snyder's health improved after a cancer battle during the off-season last year, it appears he fully intends to be on the sidelines at least for one more year.

Snyder and Kansas State take on UCLA in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26.