By Kyle Spencer
CBS Sports recently came out with a poll for the bottom 25 teams in college football. Texas State headlines that poll.
The Supercat logo has been plastered onto a digital, makeshift trophy, and is out on the internet for everyone to see and make judgement. That trophy will forever be a reminder of the 2016 season that was historic for all the wrong reasons.
Texas State had their first 10 loss season ever, their lowest win total in over 10 years and went without a win in conference for the first time since 1993. Now, how could any of these things be good?
Well, there is no where to go but up from here. In the past three years the teams that have received this “honor” went on to make drastic improvements within their program. Pulling them from the sticky floor at the bottom of college football.
Miami (Ohio) went winless in 2013 to earn this honor. Now Miami (Ohio) will be playing in a bowl game with a 6-6 record.
SMU was handed this trophy back in 2014, they are now coming off a 5-7 season with a lot of potential in front of them, and last year’s winner, Central Florida, turned their 0-12 2015 campaign to a bowl game in 2016 with a 6-6 record.
To add to this, Texas State is currently tied for second in the Sun Belt conference in recruiting. Including most recent verbal commit Segun Ijiyera, a two star offensive guard from Corinth, TX. Also, Head Coach Everett Withers will be in his second year with multiple skill positions returning to the Texas State squad.
So, don’t count this team out just yet. This may have been one of the worst years for Texas State football, but there is plenty to be excited about for next year.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.