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John Thompson has had football jobs at 14 colleges - six in the SEC - and zero regrets

ftw.usatoday.com — SAN MARCOS, Texas - In 2008, the fifth consecutive year he had a new job, John Thompson owned three homes at the same time - and not by choice. He once took a job as Nick Saban's defensive coordinator at LSU for about a month before getting an offer he couldn't refuse to come back to his ho...
Aug 19, 2015

Also from Texas State: DC John Thompson lands at his 14th college football program, approaching a record usat.ly/1URqhMx

Aug 19, 2015

RT @DanWolken: Also from Texas State: DC John Thompson lands at his 14th college football program, approaching a record usat.ly/1URqhMx

Aug 19, 2015

John Thompson has had football jobs at 14 colleges — six in the SEC — and zero regrets usat.ly/1URqhMx via @forthewin

At Texas State, Dennis Franchione opts for potential over program polish

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...
Aug 19, 2015

My #TwoWeeksinTexas dispatch from Texas State where Dennis Franchione finds fulfillment in the final chapter usat.ly/1LiEeyw

Aug 19, 2015

At Texas State, Dennis Franchione opts for potential over program polish usat.ly/1LiEeyw via @forthewin

Aug 19, 2015

From #TwoWeeksInTexas tour: On Dennis Franchione coming back to Texas State, where his ascent started usat.ly/1LiEeyw via @ForTheWin

Aug 19, 2015

At Texas State, this could be the year it becomes 'Mission Accomplished' for Dennis Franchione usat.ly/1LiEeyw #TXST #bobcats

The Ambassador: Mauricio Sanchez’s impact for UTSA goes well beyond field

ftw.usatoday.com — By: Dan Wolken | August 16, 2015 9:59 am SAN ANTONIO - When the Spanish language media outlets in this city cover UTSA football, they go immediately to safety Mauricio Sanchez, making him the team's de facto representative for the program's large Hispanic fan base.
Aug 16, 2015

The Ambassador: Mauricio Sanchez's impact for UTSA goes well beyond field usat.ly/1MucFp8 via @forthewin

Once a fast rising football stock, UTSA invests for the long term

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...

Malik Jefferson gave Charlie Strong his biggest win so far as Texas coach

ftw.usatoday.com — AUSTIN - It's crazy to think about the coach at Texas needing a signature recruit to legitimize himself as a factor in the state, but that's very much the situation Charlie Strong found himself in last December when linebacker Malik Jefferson was deciding between the Longhorns and Texas A&...
Aug 13, 2015

Malik Jefferson gave Charlie Strong his biggest win so far as Texas coach usat.ly/1L6A6o3 via @forthewin

Aug 13, 2015

Sidebar on why Malik Jefferson is going to be the face of Charlie Strong's culture at Texas usat.ly/1L6A6o3 via @forthewin

To regain relevance, Texas football looks to more relevant neighboring teams

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...
Aug 13, 2015

Texas, the underachieving trust fund baby of college football, has an identity crisis once again usat.ly/1Ki572F via @forthewin

Aug 13, 2015

To regain relevance, Texas football looks to more relevant neighboring teams usat.ly/1Ki572F via @forthewin

Aug 13, 2015

Charlie Strong changes course going into Year 2. Now Texas wants to be Auburn with Louisville's coach usat.ly/1Ki572F via @forthewin

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TCU head coach Gary Patterson has a preseason superstition involving safaris

ftw.usatoday.com — Here are three things to know about No. 2 TCU ahead of the 2015 NCAA Football season ... 1. Gary Patterson's safari superstition Before TCU's 13-0 season in 2010, head coach Gary Patterson and his wife Kelsey went to Africa, primarily to look at and photograph animals (if you follow Patterson's Twitter account, wildlife pictures are among his passions).

How TCU’s Josh Doctson went from walk-on to preseason all-conference

ftw.usatoday.com — FORT WORTH - Tracy Syler-Jones knew when she told her son that his grandfather was terminally ill, his impulse would be to come home. As much as Josh Doctson had thrived his first year at the University of Wyoming, maturing in his new surroundings and proving he could play college football despite...

Former Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) football coach Tony Sanchez facing new challenges in college

usatodayhss.com — LAS VEGAS - When he coached at the high school across town, Tony Sanchez had the best of everything: A fully customized weight room that would put many college facilities to shame, a plush locker room with all the modern bells and whistles, a hydrotherapy pool and a roster full of players that wou...

It’s all about the Benjamins in SEC

baxterbulletin.com — Coaching contracts promise financial security, but not job security HOOVER, Ala. - If the 14 coaches who shuffled through SEC Media Days last week were ranked by whose job is the most secure heading into 2015, it's possible the top-three would not include the coach who has celebrated four national titles, the coach trying to track down Bear Bryant for all-time wins, the coach entering his 15th season at the same school or the coach who played for the championship just two years ago.
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Sep 04, 2015

Clock/timeout management at the end of 1st half not a strength tonight.

Sep 04, 2015

RT @zach_barnett: ESPN just broke into SMU-Baylor to tell us Western Michigan is now covering vs. Michigan State. Can't say I've seen that before.

Sep 04, 2015

I love that Mack Brown refers to everyone by their first name.

Sep 04, 2015

RT @mark_cooperjr: Former #OKState basketball player Stevie Clark is suing the university and Travis Ford. The details: tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/os…

Sep 04, 2015

Baylor better be able to cover better than they have tonight

Sep 04, 2015

@dbc5361 I always wanted them to hire Morris. I thought Mason would be good but looking like I was wrong


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