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Every off season there is chatter and rumors about the future of Bill Snyder, and this off season has been no different.

According to a report from KStateOnline, Snyder plans to return to lead the program he’s been so instrumental in building in 2018.

Snyder is currently 78 years old and entered the year battling a throat cancer diagnosis, which had only fueled the chatter.

Snyder took over the Kansas State program back in 1989, and by 1993 he had them in a bowl game with 9 wins. The years that followed were also special, with eight straights seasons of at least 9 wins in nine of the eleven seasons that followed up through 2003. Following the 2005 season, Snyder stepped away from the game for a few years, only to return in 2009.

The stadium in Manahattan is named after Snyder and his family, and he has a statue outside the stadium as well, so there is no denying what he has meant to the Kansas State campus and community.

The team finished 7-5 this year, and will play UCLA in the Cactus Bowl December 26th, 2017.

2018 will mark the 27th season that Snyder will lead the Wildcats. He currently holds an overall record of 209-110-1, which is absolutely remarkable when you consider how bad K-State was when he took the reigns of the program.

The report, which requires a subscription to Rivals, can be read here.

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