Sean Snyder’s tweet has K-State fans guessing over Wildcats’ head-coaching situation for 2018

Legendary Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is likely on the tail-end of his storied career in Manhattan, Kan.

Snyder, 78, coached his 25th season with the Wildcats in 2017 despite being diagnosed with throat cancer earlier in the year.

Rumors circulated that Snyder would retire and be replaced with former Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt in 2018, but that ship has now sailed after Leavitt took an assistant job at Florida State earlier in the week. A report from Brett McMurphy indicated Snyder had even vetoed the proposal regarding Leavitt.

The focus has now shifted to Kansas State special teams coordinator and Snyder’s son, Sean Snyder, after a vague tweet on Friday night.

Without shedding any light on what spawned the tweet, Snyder wrote “Thanks Dad. I will carry it forward.”

The message had many Kansas State fans left wondering if Snyder, 48, was inferring that he will soon take over the reins from his father as the Wildcats’ head football coach.

The idea of passing the torch within the Snyder family isn’t entirely without substance either. McMurphy’s report indicated that Bill had vetoed the Leavitt deal for the sake of securing Sean as the team’s next head coach.

As of now, nothing has officially changed in Manhattan. But Kansas State fans shouldn’t be totally caught off guard if any developments occur in the upcoming offseason.

Kansas State will take the field one final time in 2017 against UCLA in the Cactus Bowl. The game will be played on Dec. 26 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

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