Franchione has a new contract at Texas State University

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by Shawn Clynch-KVUE Sports

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Posted on May 2, 2013 at 8:23 PM

San Marcos, Texas – Texas State University president Denise M. Trauth and athletic director Larry Teis announced Thursday that head football coach Dennis Franchione has agreed to a new five-year contract with the university. Under terms of his new agreement, Franchione remains at his current salary until Feb. 2014, when it increases to $400,000 for the remaining years. “Coach Franchione has been a strong leader for our program, increased visibility, generated a high level of enthusiasm and instilled a strong work ethic for student-athletes on and off the field, ” said Dr. Trauth. “He also has helped guide the program into the coveted ranks of the Football Bowl Subdivision. There has been great buzz about being elevated to the top level of college football, and we expect more good things as our program grows.” Franchione has guided the football program through its transition to the NCAA Division I FBS level and the Bobcats join the Sun Belt Conference in 2013 after playing one season in the WAC and one year as an independent in the first two years since he returned to Texas State in Jan. 2011. During the last two seasons, he built a solid foundation for the school’s transition by signing a pair of recruiting classes rated as the best in the WAC in 2012 and tied for best among Sun Belt Conference teams in 2013. On the field, he led Texas State to a 6-6 record as an independent in 2011. Last season, Texas State gained national attention with its first FBS victory since 2000 and posted one of the top five upsets in college football history with a 30-13 victory at Houston after entering the game as a 34-point underdog. The Bobcats also played in front of the largest crowd to attend a football game at Bobcat Stadium and battled five bowl-eligible teams in 2012 when Texas State’s strength of schedule ranked among the top 16 teams in non-BCS automatic qualifying conferences. The Bobcats also won their first Western Athletic Conference game against Idaho, and closed the season with a victory over New Mexico State in the final WAC regular season football game in conference history. Franchione enters his 28th season as a collegiate head coach in 2013. He owns a career record of 197-115-2 and an overall 23-23 mark in four seasons at Texas State. He enters next season as one of the top six active winningest NCAA Division I FBS coaches in terms of total victories. Throughout his career, Franchione’s teams have garnered nine conference championships, one divisional title, and played in nine bowl games, four NAIA playoff games and one NCAA Division II playoff contest. His record also includes four 11-win seasons, six 10-win campaigns, eight 9-win seasons and a 45-game regular season winning streak. He is a two-time National Coach of the Year, a two-time finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2002, and been named a conference or regional Coach of the Year 10 times. He is a two-time National Coach of the Year, a two-time finalist for Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2002, and been named a conference or regional Coach of the Year 10 times. -Texas State University Athletic Department

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