Jafus Gaines, senior wide receiver, showed up nearly three hours early to prepare for an intrasquad scrimmage.
Gaines took a shower and stretched to get his mind ready. The annual Maroon and Gold game had no implications on his standings, but Gaines wanted to wipe away the memories from last season. That meant putting in extra work in the offseason.
The Texas State football team did not make a bowl game despite winning seven of 12 matchups last year. The Bobcats had the most wins of any Division I team that missed a bowl game.
A new year presents another opportunity. For now, the end of the 2014 season rests on the minds of the Bobcats.