Klieman told Sirius XM's "Big 12 Today" that he will "be sticking in Manhattan [Kansas] and will not be a candidate for that job." His name had surfaced as a potential candidate after he led Kansas State to a Big 12 championship in 2022.
In May, Klieman signed an eight-year, $44 million contract through the 2030 season that will pay him an average of $5.5 million per year. He's 33-21 in four-plus seasons at Kansas State after leading North Dakota State to five FCS national championships in six seasons.
Klieman, who turned 56 on Wednesday, is 105-34 overall as a college coach. Kansas State has an open week before resuming play Oct. 6 at Oklahoma State.