Dennis Franchione is expected to be Texas State’s new head football coach, according to various sources on Twitter.
ESPN college football analyst Joe Schad tweeted around 4 p.m. Thursday Franchione would fill the vacancy left by Brad Wright, who was fired Nov. 22, 2010 after Texas State’s acceptance of an invitation to the Western Athletic Conference.
Franchione said as a guest on the Chris & Jason Show for San Antonio’s ESPN The Zone 1250 a press conference would be held 2 p.m. Friday at Texas State to announce the head coach. Franchione was the head coach of Southwest Texas State in 1990 and 1991 where he posted overall records of 6-5 and 7-4, respectively. He is also the former head coach of Alabama, Texas A&M and Texas Christian. Franchione was the head coach at TCU during part of Larry Teis’, Texas State athletic director and TCU alumnus, tenure as marketing director for the Horned Frogs.
Franchione’s son, Brad Franchione, resigned Monday from his position as head football coach at Blinn. Jeff Tilley, Blinn sports information director, said if Dennis Franchione was hired as Texas State’s head coach, Brad Franchione would be likely to join his father on the sidelines.
“Brad has always wanted the opportunity to coach with his dad,” Tilley said. “If he had that opportunity, he’d take it. I assume he would take the role as a defensive line or defensive backs coach. He’s a great defensive coach.”
Texas State Athletics officials could not be reached for comment.