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Texas State senior quarterback Tyler Jones (far right), who has started all but one of the past 33 games, chats with his teammates (Daily Record Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Features: Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones is forging his legacy

Daily Record Sports

Four years ago, Tyler Jones wasn’t on anyone’s radar.

He was the sub-200 pound true freshman quarterback from Stephenville who was expected to sit behind either senior Tyler Arndt or spring game standout Jordan Moore. Following his breakout game against Wyoming, he was the young kid amongst a team of 59 juniors and seniors in 2013.

Now his role is reversed.

College Football: Five Texas State players named to College Sports Madness' preseason All-Sun Belt teams

Sports Editor

Back in March, Frankie Griffin’s name wasn’t known to many Texas State fans.

Or even the media, for that matter.

And rightfully so as Griffin, who was redshirted as a freshman and sat out the 2015 campaign with a knee injury, hasn’t compiled any stats in a Bobcat uniform.

Yet, in the aftermath of Texas State’s spring drills, the Spring native earned the praise of Everett Withers. 

Texas State head coach Everett Withers chats with the media earlier this season. Withers was in New Orleans on Monday for the Sun Belt’s annual football media day (File Photo).

Sun Belt Media Day: As Texas State tries to regain pre-2015 form, Withers wants to put his stamp on program

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NEW ORLEANS — This time a year ago, Texas State was trending upward.

Since jumping to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012, every year prior to 2015 had been an improvement for the Bobcats who progressed from 4-8 that first season to 6-6 in 2013 and eventually 7-5 in 2014.

Last season was supposed to be Texas State’s best ever in the FBS ranks. Many predicted that the Bobcats would make their first bowl appearance and improve their stock as a burgeoning Group of Five program.

Texas State head coach Everett Withers chats with his team before the first day of spring drills back in March (Gerald Castillo/ Daily Record).

College Football: Sun Belt coaches say Texas State will finish tenth in 11-team league

Sports Editor

The league's 10 other head coaches don't think very highly of Texas State.

Even head coach Everett Withers has been frank about the state of the program with his inaugural season in San Marcos around the corner. 

"We're not good enough to win a game," Withers said at the conclusion of spring drills back in April.

One Year Later: Revisiting Texas State's 16-3 victory over Louisiana-Monroe

Sports Editor

Editor's Note: This story was featured online on Nov. 20, 2015, after Texas State beat Louisiana-Monroe last season in San Marcos. 

From here on out, Texas State probably won't win games pretty.

Thursday night's 16-3 victory over hapless Louisiana-Monroe in front of 14,003 fans inside Bobcat Stadium on Senior Night had all of the elements of a contest that pitted two foes with a combined record of 3-16 prior to kickoff.

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