Friend to foe: Kansas State prepared to face former assistant coach Joe Bob Clements

Joe Bob Clements spent 16 years at K-State as a player, staffer and full-time assistantJoe Bob Clements used to play football at Kansas State. He used to be an assistant coach for the Wildcats, too.

Up until he abruptly left K-State for Oklahoma State last January to take over as the Cowboys’ defensive line coach, he was considered a staple of the program. He came to Manhattan as a walk-on, became a two-year starter at defensive end and evolved into one of Bill Snyder’s top recruiters as a member of the coaching staff.

So it will definitely be strange to see Clements on the opposing sideline when K-State takes on Oklahoma State on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

“He was the defensive ends coach. He was my coach. I am little more excited about playing in this game,” K-State defensive end Marquel Bryant said. “I feel like even though he is on another team I feel like I want to prove something to him. I wasn’t on the field yet when he was here. I got a little time on the field, but I wasn't starting. Now I feel like I want to put more on the plate. I want him to feel me on the field.” (more…)