Kansas State didn’t wait long in their search for a new director of athletics. The Wildcats will introduce Gene Taylor at a press conference on Monday.
On February 28, John Currie surprised Kansas State to say he was returning to the SEC and the University of Tennessee.
Gene Taylor, who spent over a dozen years at North Dakota State in the football powerhouse of the Missouri Valley Conference is the new man in Manhattan.
Taylor did build the NDSU Bison football program to national prominence.
On the other hand, I am thankful Taylor also worked the past three years at Big 10 Iowa.
Word of Taylor’s move to Kansas State broke Friday afternoon. Not a great day to break big news.
Despite that, the social media world was busy.
— K-State Athletics (@kstatesports) April 14, 2017
One of Gene Taylor’s first acts as KState AD could be testimony at Jane Meyer bias trial about his hiring, pay at Iowa. He’s on witness list
— Ryan J. Foley (@rjfoley) April 14, 2017
Ask any NDSU alum, they loved Gene Taylor. Trust me i know, basically my entire family graduated from NDSU. They were sad he left for Iowa.
— Jake Lebahn (@JakeLebahn) April 14, 2017
The Gene Taylor hire getting lots of praise around college athletics industry. The real test, though, will be how he handles post-Snyder
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) April 15, 2017
I hope Gene Taylor’s contract comes with a clause that says he can’t schedule North Dakota State in football.
— Ahearn Alley (@AhearnAlley) April 14, 2017
Some comments positive and some controversial.
Soon, Gene Taylor will need to find the next Bill Snyder won’t he.
— Hawkeye Images (@webcentrick) April 15, 2017
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) April 14, 2017
I hope Gene Taylor is enjoying the weekend. He has a big job ahead of him.