Time to take stock of what Texas State lost yesterday in failing to defeat Sam Houston State:
- A share of its first regular-season title in the Southland Conference since 1998-99
- An automatic berth in the NIT, should the Bobcats not win the SLC Tournament
- A No. 2 seed in the SLC Tournament
- An opportunity to play UTSA again
- An opportunity at a winning record in the regular season
I prepared to write a Pulitzer Prize-winning blog entry about the first day of spring football practice and then I talked with Texas State junior cornerback Darryl Morris.
Take it away, Darryl.
On what it feels like to be back on the field — “It’s exciting for everybody now. It’s not like, ‘Ugh, practice.’ It’s like ‘Yeah, practice.’”
On what it’s like with the new coaching staff — “It’s crazy out here. Every coach is just yelling, coaching up everybody left and right. In one day, I feel like we elevated all of our games up that much more than before. When we were doing workouts, just lifting, we were like ‘This is good stuff.’ Then we started meeting up with our coaches and everybody could tell this is going to be something special. We can trust the coaches now because they know what they’re doing.”
On if he felt the previous coaches were holding the team back (Morris led on throughout his answers that this was the case and when asked, he was given ample opportunity to pass on the question or say ‘No comment’) — “Yeah. I don’t mind answering that. It’s just a totally different atmosphere. It’s exciting. I feel like we’re getting coached better. The coaches we had here before, they were cool, but I feel like with these guys, we took a step up. We’re going to the WAC. We have coaches that are actually Division I coaches. And just look at it out here [Morris points around the field]. It looks way different. We have all new equipment. A new board. The other time keeper board we had like tape wrapped around it. Sometimes it didn’t work at all. People actually care now. It’s fun to be out here.
Texas State women’s basketball coach Suzanne Fox will retire following Saturday’s game against Sam Houston State.
You can read Texas State’s release by CLICKING HERE.
Texas State announced this afternoon that Nevada and New Mexico have been added to the 2012 schedule. The Bobcats will host the Wolfpack on Sept. 29, 2012 and travel to play the Lobos the next week.
Spring practice for the 2011 season begins Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
For the Texas State men:
- The Bobcats can clinch the West Division with a win OR a loss by Stephen F. Austin.
- The Bobcats can earn the No. 1 seed in the tournament if; they win out and McNeese State loses one of its final two games (both at home).
For the Texas State women:
- The Bobcats are currently out of the Southland Conference Tournament picture with two games remaining.
- Texas State needs to win one of its last two games and have Southeastern Louisiana and Texas-Arlington lose out.
- The Bobcats don’t have a forgiving schedule, with 12-2 Lamar coming to Strahan Coliseum Wednesday night and Sam Houston State traveling to San Marcos on Saturday.
What do you think will happen?