College Football: Fran signs new contract

Be prepared to see Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione on the sideline for at least five more years.

On Thursday, Texas State President Denise M. Trauth announced in her newsletter “From The Hill” that the university signed Franchione to a new five-year contract. Franchione is now under contract until 2017, which is two years longer than his previous contract that he signed when he took over following former head coach Brad Wright’s dismissal. Terms of the new contract weren’t disclosed, but a raise is expected. Franchione had been earning $350,000 per year under his old contract.

Franchione is 10-14 in two seasons with the Bobcats.

Texas State opens the 2013 season Aug. 31 at Southern Mississippi.

Edit: Franchione’s new deal will pay him $50K more annually, beginning Feb. 2014.

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