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NORMAN, Okla. — Bill Snyder coached his first game as Kansas State’s head coach in 1989.

At the time, Lincoln Riley had just turned six.

Now, they will match wits. Kansas State’s Snyder is, at 78, the oldest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Riley, Oklahoma’s 34-year-old prodigy, is the youngest. Their teams will face off Saturday when the ninth-ranked Sooners travel to Manhattan to face the Wildcats.

Snyder has been a head coach for 26 years and has a career record of 205-108-1. In the months following Riley’s sudden offseason promotion to head coach, he has gained even more respect for Snyder’s body of work.

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