K-State not taking Nicholls lightly

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Chris Klieman spent 5 seasons as the head coach at North Dakota State, a FCS powerhouse where he won 4 national championships. 

During his time in Fargo, the Bison pulled off upsets over Iowa and Iowa State. 

This year the roles have been reversed. Klieman is now running a power 5 program whose hosting Nicholls, a FCS opponent with upset on the brain. 

This is the same Nicholls program who came into Lawrence last year and knocked off Kansas and they're going for a Sunflower State sweep on Saturday. 

Klieman stated the perception of FCS programs as inferior to Power 5 programs are dead wrong. 

"I don't think that that's said anymore," Klieman said. "I talk to the guys about playing Nicholls. I talk to the guys about playing a quarterback that has been there going on his fourth year. I talk about playing a team that is used to winning, that has that pedigree of expecting to win. I don't talk about we're playing an FCS team. That just doesn't get talked about. You talk about the task at hand and the opponent you have. There are too many good football players across the country to worry about divisions and level of play."