Dennis Franchione has guided Texas State to a 10-14 record in his first two seasons as head coach of the Bobcats. Despite being under .500, Franchione has been awarded with a five-year extension that will pay the former Alabama and Texas A&M coach $400,000 beginning in 2014.
"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," Texas State president Denise Trauth said. "He also has helped guide the program into the coveted ranks of the Football Bowl Subdivision. There has been great buzz about being elevated to the top level of college football, and we expect more good things as our program grows."
Texas State went 4-8 last season in its first and only season as a member of the WAC; the Bobcats are joining the Sun Belt in the fall.
This is Franchione's second stint in San Marcos, Texas. He led Texas State to a 13-9 record in 1990-91. He left to take over the program at New Mexico, followed by Texas Christian, Alabama and Texas A&M.
In 27 years, Franchione has a record of 197-115-2.