Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione wanted his team to get bigger, faster and stronger this offseason.
It seems as if the Bobcats met two of those requirements as they recently shattered four school records in the weight room, one of which was set at Friday’s “Night of Champions.”
Earlier last week, it seemed as if junior linebacker Michael Orakpo would own two school records after he put up 540 pounds in the flat bench and 500 pounds on the incline press. Well, that was until senior defensive end Jamie Clavell-Head stepped up and took back his flat-bench record with a 560-pound lift.
Last Thursday, senior defensive end Prestin Brown squatted 800 pounds for a school record. Then on Friday, senior defensive lineman D.J. Yendrey hoisted 386 pounds in the power clean.
Texas State had 40 players put up more than 400 pounds on the flat bench this offseason. That number grew from only 10 last season.
On Aug. 31, the Bobcats open the 2013 season at Southern Mississippi.