College Football: A new look for Texas State

Here is the new maroon helmet for Texas State (Photo Courtesy of Texas State Athletics).

Texas State’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision allowed the program to get a lot of newer things: a new head coach, a renovated stadium and some new uniforms. Time to add an alternate helmet to that list.

After Wednesday’s practice, head coach Dennis Franchione unveiled a brand-new maroon helmet to the Bobcats. Texas State will wear them Saturday against Western Kentucky in the home finale.

“They’ve been asking about a maroon helmet forever and now we’ve had enough funding to do it,” Franchione said. “You know, it takes a little bit of money to buy 120 maroon helmets.”

Franchione said his team’s attitude continues to impress him.

“There is no entitlement to our football team,” Franchione said. “They’re excited when they get anything new and special. I remember last year they got new gloves and things like that. They’re appreciative, which I like.”

Will Franchione have any say of what uniform combination his team puts together to best show off those new lids?

“I let the players pick that,” Franchione said. “I don’t care what they wear.”


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5 responses to “College Football: A new look for Texas State

  1. mr dimmples

    That helmet looks unprofessionally done and amateurish. A solid Gold Supercat on matte(flat) black helmet would look a lot better. Or even if you want to keep that crazy gold glitter just make the Supercat solid gold!

  2. HateTheX

    White helmet with a Gold bobcat would look even better!!

    • Chris

      White with SWT on the side looked pretty darned sweet…I recall going with a maroon helmet…paw print on the side…for a few years…back to white 2001. Change is good…


    Opinions are like….well, ya know, everyone has one. I like the helmets. Its something different. However, I am interested in the uniform combo. GO BOBCATS!!!

  4. Chris

    Beat Western Kentucky…and I’ll love the helmet…big games in San Marcos make me nervous…will be biting nails in 103…gold or maroon helmet.

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