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Dickey Resigns Under Pressure After Kansas State Starts 0-2

September 16, 1985| From Times Wire Services

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State football Coach Jim Dickey, whose team was upset in its first two games of the season, resigned Sunday and Lee Moon, assistant athletic director, was named interim coach.

Moon, 38, was hired by Athletic Director Larry Travis in April after being an assistant football coach and administrative assistant at Mississippi State.

Travis called a news conference Sunday afternoon to make an announcement concerning the university's head coaching situation after the Wildcats' were upset, 10-6, Saturday by Northern Iowa.

The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury Sunday reported Dickey was asked to resign.

Wichita State beat the Wildcats, 16-10, a week ago in the season opener.

"The first two weeks of the season we just haven't done much," Travis said Saturday night. "We're all just disappointed, but I guess it all falls back on who's running it. It all falls back on the coach."

Dickey was glum immediately after the Northern Iowa game. He had little comment about his future at the university, other than to say he thought his job was not very secure.

He was in the final year of his contract.

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