By Caleb-Ryan Davis
Texas State Football is back in action in San Marcos for Spring Practice, which means the Bobcats, who finished the 2014 season at 7-5, will get their first opportunity to see some of the talent of the new recruits and observe the holes that need to be filled before the 2015 campaign gets underway. Practices started earlier this afternoon at 4:00pm but the day was started with a familiar face around the Texas State Athletic program. Head Coach Dennis Franchione, who is entering into his 5th consecutive year at Texas State, addressed the media today and previewed the upcoming preparation that goes into spring practice stating “Anxious to get started with practice, I think our kids are hungry and anxious to get back out there and we’ve had really 6 great weeks of offseason leading up to this. They’ve worked really hard, and I think coach has done a good job with them in gaining some strength. We’ve still got a long way to go in that area…but we’ve got a good foundation under us.”
While the Bobcats are losing 11 starters from last season, some of those in very key positions within the personnel for Texas State, Coach Franchione was positive and commented on the 47 players that the Bobcats have returning who will be coming into the season with experience and success under their belt… “We have a pretty good nucleus on the offensive side of the ball coming back, and I think it’s a good feeling with where we are with the offensive line…and having a quarterback returning that’s got 2 years of experience under his belt, having Rob Lowe back, and having most of our receivers back. We had a pretty solid team last year, I expect us to have one this year.”
Texas State Football will play its annual Maroon-Gold Spring Game on April 4th and will open up the 2015 Season against Florida State on September 5th.