By Dean Bisceglia @Dean_B23
July 20, 2016

 

“Blow it up and build it from the ground up” new Texas State head coach Everett Withers said about the football program.

There is a new regime in San Marcos. After five seasons of Dennis Franchione leading the Bobcats, Everett Withers will take over. Withers comes over from James Madison after two nine win seasons.

“We are going to build this thing from the ground up, and that’s the only way I know to do it,” Withers told reporters at the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention.

The Bobcats had a disappointing 3-9 season which led to Franchione stepping down.

One thing Withers has going for him is the quarterback situation. Tyler Jones is the three year starter returning for his senior year, but will have some competition with Eddie Printz the Mizzou transfer.

“I think that the one way to get a guy how to stay sharp is to bring someone else in to compete and we brought in Eddie Printz,” Wither said. “Tyler won the job in the spring with the guys we had on campus, Eddie is on campus now and those two guys will compete in two-a-days.”

Winning has to happen because it will be the biggest factor in getting the fans involved and attendance numbers up. Winning in his first season may be a challenge for Withers though. The Bobcats open on the road against Ohio then head to Arkansas two weeks later before the home opener against Houston.