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Picked clean by the Mountain West, the WAC is certainly a semi-friendly environment for a new...

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Picked clean by the Mountain West, the WAC is certainly a semi-friendly environment for a new program to find success. In their inaugural FBS campaign, Texas State will face an FCS program (Stephen F. Austin, whom they beat by nine last year), fellow FBS newbie UTSA, and four FBS programs projected 107th or worse. If, somehow, the TSU defense is shored up, and if the offense can stay in standard downs, then there are opportunities for wins on the table. Still, one would have to figure Franchione and company would find a 3-9 or 4-8 season rather successful during this first go-round.

Why read my 2012 Texas State football preview? Because a) it's about football, and b) you really need a little more Dennis Franchione (i.e. college football's Dan Monson) in your life again.

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