Joe Bob Clements is leaving Kansas State after a four-season stint as the teams defensive-ends coach to take a similar position at Oklahoma State.
Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy announced the move on his Twitter account Sunday morning, describing Clements as a great addition to our staff.
Clements departure comes as a surprise after the Wildcats recent success. K-State is coming off an 11-win season in which it won its first Big 12 championship since 2003 and played in the Fiesta Bowl.
Clements is a former K-State player who got his coaching start with the Wildcats in 1999 as a graduate assistant. He went on to become a full-time assistant under Bill Snyder during his first run as K-States coach. Clements made $255,000 a year before bonuses and was considered one of the top recruiters on K-States staff.
Reasons for Clements departure are not fully known, but he told Gopowercat.com that the switch is a personal move, adding I will be forever indebted to Bill Snyder. Attempts to reach Clements for further comment have been unsuccessful.
Clements joins Oklahoma State in the middle of a staff shake-up that began with the departure of former defensive coordinator Bill Young, who was replaced by fellow assistant Glenn Spencer last week.
| Kellis Robinett, email@example.com.