The Texas State football team had a rough season in 2015. The Bobcats went 3-9 with head coach Dennis Franchione.
Franchione led the Bobcats to eligibility for two bowl games, in 2013 and 2014. He had his moments, but last season’s performance was a sign for change. Texas State sat at second to last in the Sun Belt Conference.
It’s time for the Bobcats to make a bigger name for themselves in the world of college football. Bringing in a new head coach like Everett Withers is potentially a way to achieve it.
Withers has coaching experience varying from being defensive quality controller for the New Orleans Saints, defensive backs coach for Texas to being the head football coach at James Madison University.
Withers’ career record as a coach is 25-13. He even led the James Madison Dukes to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Having Withers on the sideline will benefit the Bobcats, especially defensively. Texas State has struggled with this in the past.
Another big addition to the team is Eddie Printz, a redshirt quarterback from Mizzou.
Printz didn’t see a lot of action on the field with Missouri. In 2015, he played in eight games as the team’s primary holder. Over two seasons, Printz only threw one pass.
However, in 2012, the quarterback was ranked at no. 32 in the nation for pro-style quarterbacks. Also, having played in a big competitive conference like the SEC brings a different point of view to the table. Printz is used to high competition and quick thinking.
Besides Printz, the Bobcats have signed several impressive recruits. This is a new era of Texas State football, and it will be important to witness the change and growth of the Bobcats.