Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione held his weekly press conference this afternoon inside the End Zone Complex at Bobcat Stadium. Franchione touched on his team’s 30-13 win at the University of Houston and the upcoming match-up with Texas Tech.
Here is some of what Franchione had to say.
- “I don’t think I’ve had a team more ready for a first game than this one was. We had a great August camp, a great summer and when it came time to turn our attention to Houston, they did a nice job. They went into the game with confidence that they could win.”
- “I told [our players] Sunday that we have to regenerate all of this in five days now. That’s the challenge in college football. If you can’t get fired up to come play this one on Saturday night — after that win and this stadium and this crowd that we’re going to have — you have a blood-pressure problem.”
- “I talked to them a long time Sunday about, ‘Now what are you going to do with this win? Are you going to build on it?’ I’ve coached long enough to know that it’s easy enough to sit around and hear people say, ‘Oh, what a great game’ and bask in that glory. It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose if the last game has a negative effect on the next game, then it’s bad.”
- “Shaun [Rutherford] played fast and played confident. I think he was better Saturday night than he was at any point last year. We fully expected to put Tyler [Arndt] into the game in the first half, but Shaun was hotter than a firecracker. … I expect Tyler to play Saturday night in this game. We want to go through these first three games and then if we have things part and if there’s a direction that’s given to us, that’s the way we’ll go.”