Frank Martin reportedly leaving Kansas State for South Carolina

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  • Remember the good times, Kansas State fans.

The coaching carousel is reportedly hitting Manhattan: Frank Martin is reportedly leaving Kansas State to take the head coaching job at the University of South Carolina.

The State, a South Carolina newspaper, is reporting that Martin could be named coach as early as Tuesday, and the university’s Board of Trustees has called a 10 a.m. meeting to approve Martin’s contract. The Star confirmed the report. UPDATE: ESPN’s Andy Katz says the two sides are simply meeting, citing a text message from Martin saying no deal is done.

Someone might want to inform 810 Sports’ Kevin Kietzman, a K-State grad who last week called the rumors of Martin going to South Carolina a “non-story” in an interview with Stan Weber, that this is now a story. Kietzman sounded in utter disbelief that Martin would possibly leave the little apple for Columbia.

“That’s square peg, round hole,” he said. “I cannot see Frank Martin at South Carolina.”

Maybe Kietzman was in denial.

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