San Marcos, TX (Sports Network) - Dennis Franchione signed a new five-year
contract to remain the head football coach at Texas State.
Franchione will earn $350,000 for the upcoming season and will see his salary
rise to $400,000 for the final four years of the deal.
Texas State went 4-8 last season in Franchione's second year at the helm. The
Bobcats will play in the Sun Belt Conference next fall.
"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 Texas State president
Denise M. Trauth. "There has been great buzz about being elevated to the top
level of college football, and we expect more good things as our program
Franchione led Texas State to a 13-9 record in 1990-91. After his short
stint with the Bobcats, he went on to coach New Mexico, TCU, Alabama and
Texas A&M, resigning from the latter following the 2007 season. That year,
reports revealed Franchione was sending out e-mails with inside information
on the football team to boosters, who paid $1,200 to receive them.
In 27 years as a collegiate head coach, Franchione has compiled a 197-115-2
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