Everett Withers Introduced as New Texas State Football Coach

On Thursday, my alma mater Texas State University introduced its new football coach, Everett Withers. Withers comes from James Madison University where he compiled a 25-13 record in two seasons with the Dukes. He also has FBS and NFL coaching experience as well.

It wasn’t just his record of success or his vast experience that impressed me, It was his infectious enthusiasm, commitment, leadership style and his desire to take Texas State football to the next level. He wants to be a Bobcat and I want him there for a long time!

I have never been more excited or hopeful for the future of Texas State football than I am now.  I really hope that I will get a chance to see a few games this year and watch him take us to the next level!

Here is a great recap of the introductory press conference, courtesy of TexasStateBobcats.com.

 

I mentioned Coach Withers’ enthusiasm, commitment, leadership, and his desire. This video brought to us by JMU shows excactly why I’m so pumped about the future of Bobcat football with Coach Withers at the helm!

 

Heres to more parties in the endzone next year!

 

 

 

 

 

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CFP 2016: Boring Blowouts!

white2016I was excited about this year’s college football playoffs because of the tremendous success of the 2015 College Football Playoff. Ohio St stunned everyone by beating Alabama in the semi-final game in the Sugar Bowl. Oregon defeated the defending national champs from 2013, Florida State in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State then played Oregon in the National Championship game and OSU won 42-20, claiming the first ever CFP National Championship.

This year, I hoped for more of the same excitement as the playoffs drew near. When I saw the match-ups (OU vs. Clemson, MSU vs. Alabama) I was ready for another fantastic finish of the college football season.

What I saw were blowout games which became un-watchable.

I’m not surprised one bit that viewership was down significantly. The New York Times reports that the Clemson- OU game had 15.6 million viewers, a 45% decrease from last year’s semi-final game at the Rose Bowl, which had 28 million viewers. The Alabama- Michigan State game was another boring game as Alabama creamed the Spartans 38-0. Viewership was down for that game 34% compared to last year’s Sugar Bowl semi- final according to the Times.

Even the non playoff games that were shown on New Years Day such as Stanford-Iowa, Oklahoma State-Ole Miss games  were boring to watch after awhile. Blowout games are not viewer friendly, as much as ESPN wants to try and convince us otherwise.

I know the CFP Committee tries their best to pick the best match-ups, but I really think they need to re-think their strategy on how they pick the teams that participate.   Otherwise, they are going to keep losing viewers like me who live, eat and sleep college football.