Craig Mager joined the Texas State football program in 2010. Those were different times.
Texas State was not a FBS team at the time. The Bobcats had not been bowl eligible and had not appeared on national television.
Texas State was the new kid on the block, attempting to make a mark in college football.
Five years later, Mager and the football program are drawing interest from the National Football League.
Twenty-four NFL scouts representing 23 teams visited Texas State’s 2015 pro day, up from one in 2011.
“I’ve seen this university grow to what it is right now,” Mager said. “I’ve had some opportunity to help that growth. It’s just amazing to see what a little bit of a culture change and a new coach can do to a university.”