With a track record as impressive as Klein's, one might think the praise the 73-year-old head coach might heap on his star quarterback would be about his impressive statistics and on-field exploits, but the compliment Snyder paid Klein in a meeting with the media on Wednesday spoke of the senior's character instead.
"You said, 'What one thing would you say about Collin.' I would say he's genuine," Snyder said.
Klein had a stellar 2012 season, completing 180-of- 272 passes for 2.490 yards for 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and rushing for 890 yards and 22 touchdowns en route to an 11-1 record.
Kickoff at the Fiesta Bowl is slated for 6:30 p.m. MT at University of Phoenix Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN.