Before we reign in the new year as Texas State Bobcats be sure to take a look at what our sports director Warren Schorr determined as the top 10 moments of 2014 for the San Marcos faithful.
While it’s all fun and games to look back on the year, here at Small Talk we’re going to take the form of the Ghost of Christmas Future and look ahead at what the Texas State Bobcat Athletics need to do in 2015. Below is Texas State University’s New Years Resolution. Take with a grain of salt, and enjoy.
Attendance: While most people in the United States will have a goal of losing mass, here at Texas State we’re gonna look to grow ours. Woody Allen was famously quoted saying that “80% of success is showing up” and while I don’t know that quote directly applies with validity I believe the thought is just a start. This is a resolution for both the fans and the university alike in terms of “showing up” and marketing to fans to make sure they have an opportunity to “show up”. In a year where Texas State Football provided its closest effort to a bowl birth the attendance from the Bobcat faithful was impressive showing 3 of the top 5 largest crowds at Bobcat Stadium in 2014 alone. However, if you found yourselves in the stands heading into the 4th quarter you were one of just a handful of Texas State Students still inside Bobcat Stadium. 2015 is a big year, with big opportunities as the Bobcats open up the season against Florida State, and its a year that if the Bobcats want to get a bowl birth on their resume they will need yet another impressive showing from the fans in San Marcos.
Go Back To School: For some people heading back to school found its way onto their personal new years resolutions and in a way it found its way to ours. With the heart of the 2014-2015 mens basketball season just in front of us, head coach Danny Kaspar, has revamped the Texas State roster and has taken the program into the vanguard of it’s history. Patience is not just a virtue for the Bobcats when it comes to Kaspar and the newfangled Bobcats but it is essential to the atmosphere and character of Texas States’ success.
Travel and Explore New and Exciting Places: As aforementioned in this list of Texas State resolutions is the ever elusive bowl game that the Bobcats have yet to experience in their young FBS career. Head coach Dennis Franchione stated in a late season press conference that “It would be a tragedy to be denied two years in a row” while he was referring to the upcoming bowl decisions and you can bet that after being the only team with 7 wins to be denied this year that the Bobcats will be hungry in 2015 (Not to mention that enormous chip on the shoulder of the maroon jerseys that the returning Texas State players will wear featuring their names and numbers in Jim Wacker font). After turning heads with one of the nations most improved offenses and one of the nation’s best defensive players, Texas State now has an opportunity to capitalize on yet another winning season heading into 2015.