Collin Klein officially announced as next OC at Texas A&M
Collin Klein and Texas A&M made things official on Thursday, with the former Kansas State offensive coordinator set to have the same role with the Aggies.
Mike Elko has one less assistant position to fill now that Klein is on board. Klein will be taking over for former OC Bobby Petrino. The Wildcats finished 5th in the Big 12 in terms of offensive yards per game this year (446.1). Texas A&M had a middle of the pack offense that averaged 406.7 yards per game, which ranked 7th in the SEC.
Klein had deep ties to Kansas State. He played quarterback there from 2009-2012. He finished as a Heisman finalist in 2012, finishing 3rd in voting behind Manti Te’o and Johnny Manziel.
The Wildcats were not only able to put up plenty of yards each game under Klein, but were also very efficient in the red zone. Kansas State was the nation’s leader in touchdown conversion rate inside the red zone at 78.7%. Klein’s offense last season reached the Big 12 title game.
Texas A&M recently lost to Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl 31-23 to end the year at 7-6. The program now looks ahead to the future with Elko at the helm.