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UTSA football program gets its own reality show

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

Ever want to see how an FBS football program is started?

Well, FOX Sports Southwest and the University of Texas-San Antonio are giving you that chance with a reality show called "UTSA Football: The Birth of a Program."

According to the school's press release:

The shows will offer an all-access look at how the UTSA football program was started from scratch two years ago by University President and San Antonio native Dr. Ricardo Romo and Athletics Director Lynn Hickey, the only female AD in Texas to oversee both men's and women's sports.

The series will take viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey that began in March 2009 when UTSA hired Larry Coker, who led Miami (Fla.) to the 2001 National Championship, to guide the new program.

The show will premiere at 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, May 14 and will have a total of six 30-minute episodes. The final episode will show the Roadrunners preparing for their inaugural season opener against Northeastern State at the Alamodome on Sept. 3.

Although UTSA has formerly joined the WAC, it is a Football Championship Subdivision Independent this season and will play as a reclassified Football Bowl Subdivision team in 2012 and 2013. It will be a full FBS member and eligible for a bowl game in 2014.

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