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New Interim Defense Coordinator

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by Eduardo Lerma
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Brad Franchione is the new interim Defensive Coordinator

Since news broke out of DC John Thompson resigning on Sunday, it has been on everybody’s mind who will lead the defensive side of the ball. On Tuesday it was announced linebackers coach Brad Franchione will be in charge of the bobcat defense effective immediately. This decision was made after a 59-14 loss to the University of Houston this past Saturday. Son of head coach Dennis Franchione, Brad Franchione enters his fifth year at Texas State.

Tuesday was the first practice that the bobcat defense had with the new staff change. Following the practice he said a couple of words to the media.

“The main focus for the defense should be no excuses, more energy at practice and game day, and to have great eyes and great fundamentals. As coaches we will evaluate that every day and we’re going to put the guys that we trust to do those things right, you have to have great eyes and great fundamentals because if you can do those two things than you have a chance to be successful.”

Franchione expressed that the changes to the starting lineup will play out for the next few days.

The mindset of this Texas State football team seems to be aligned. Non-Conference games stay Non-Conference games, but conference games win championships. This is something that has been drilled in the players for the past couple of days and it shows as the energy in Bobcat Stadium was after the first practice with Franchione at the realm.

Head Coach Dennis Franchione did mention that he is very fortunate to have a bye week. He states that this bye week is about the bobcats. Franchione says that they will talk about Lafayette after this week but that the main focus will be on the bobcats.

The team seemed energized coming off Tuesday’s practice, this bobcat team knows that they really haven’t been playing to the best they can play, and they’re trying to change that these next two before they hit the road to Lafayette, Louisiana.

Texas State football will have a bye week and then travel to play the Cajuns on October 10.

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