FILE--Brent Venables, right, linebacker coach for Kansas State talking to linebacker Mark Simoneau in this Oct.31, 1998 file photo, has taken a job at Oklahoma Tuesday Dec. 8, 1998, as a defensive coordinator. He will share defensive coaching duties with Mike Stoops.
Temple's Joe Khamis (84) picks up three yards before being brought down by Kansas State's Mark Simoneau (42) during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State, ranked 17th, is playing their season opener.
Kansas State running back Frank Murphy (3) chugs his way to a 76-yard kickoff return on the opening play of the game against UTEP Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Manhattan, Kan. Linebacker Mark Simoneau (42) helps clear a path on the run.
Iowa State's Darren Davis (28) scores a touchdown in front of Kansas State defenders Mark Simoneau (42), Darren Howard (49) and Lamar Chapman (1) during the first quarter, Saturday Sept. 25, 1999, in Ames, Iowa.
The nation's top four college linebackers spend an afternoon together Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., just hours before the announcement of the winner of the 1999 Butkus Award. The nominees are, from left, LaVar Arrington of Penn State, Mark Simoneau of Kansas State, Raynoch Thompson of Tennessee and Brandon Short of Penn State.
Oklahoma State quarterback Tony Lindsay (10) is stopped by Kansas State linebacker Mark Simoneau (42) during the second half of the Big 12 game in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999. Number seven Kansas State defeated OSU 44-21.