Texas State’s Biggest Donor Absolutely Destroys University Over Hiring Of New Football Coach

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I graduated from Texas State in 2010. During my five or six year stint as an underperforming undergraduate at the university, I was never in denial about the fact that I was attending a middle-tier school, academically speaking, with a total joke of a football program and more hot girls than every other school in the state combined. Since graduating, not much has changed as far as I can tell. Still, I hang my diploma on the wall in my office, go back for a tailgate when I’m forced to, and give money to my old fraternity, because I enjoyed the shit out of that place when I was younger and my liver could handle it.

One alumni with slightly more money than me, whose name just happens to be on the side of the football stadium as a result of being the university’s biggest donor, is apparently sick and tired of watching other colleges in the state, like Baylor and TCU, climb the pigskin status ladder while Texas State seems content with putting out a wildly mediocre football product.

That’s what we call “going scorched earth.” Think small, be small, act small, be Texas State? Damn, dude. That was below the belt — try to keep the gloves up. This is a respected university with notable alumni such as myself, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the list goes on.

Really, though, if I sunk $8,000,000 into the Texas State Athletic Department, I would first question my sanity, and second go on drunken rants constantly about how they’re never going to see another dime from me. There are high school football teams in Texas that would compete with Texas State’s football program. It’s literally impossible to watch a game, even if you have money riding on it. Trust me, I’ve tried. They have to beg people to attend games at the stadium that bears Jerry Fields’ name. Can’t really blame the man for being angry.

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Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen is a New York Times Bestselling author, host of the Oysters, Clams & Cockles podcast, host of the Back Door Cover podcast, Rockets, Astros and Texans internet mascot, cheese enchilada aficionado, nap god, 2017 Masters attendee, and Editor-in-Chief of Grandex Media.

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