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Addressing the #FireTeis movement Dr. Trauth made it clear that Larry Teis will remain the Athletic Director of TXST.

“I have full confidence in this department and that’s what I told Jake, that Larry would be leading this department,” Trauth Said.

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I just want to know WHY she has full confidence in him.

Other universities fire AD's for as little as losing the fan base and donors trust. Teis has now gone much further than that...


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“Our Athletics Department is solid,” Trauth said. “We have fabulous associate athletic directors and others within the department and I feel bad that there has been discussion out there that would suggest anything other than a superior department. I have full confidence in Teis. He is our athletic director going forward. I made that very clear to coach Spavital, that athletics would be lead by Larry.”

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“I think now, we’re in a good place,” Trauth said. “We’ve hired a new football coach, the Men’s basketball team is 6-1, we’ve got volleyball in the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. We’re just in a great place with athletics,


Just keep repeating it.

"we're in a great place with athletics"

"we're in a great place with athletics"

"we're in a great place with athletics"

"we're in a great place with athletics"

"we're in a great place with athletics"

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Well she's doubled down, then tripled down, then quadrupled down, and now she's quintupled down.

#FireTeis movement is facing a really uphill battle.

I really don't think there's any chance of movement within the AD until Trauth retires.


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Well, I guess having the football team play in a near empty stadium doesn’t phase her . . .
Guess the drop off in donors is no big deal either . . .

You’d think that as University President that those kinds of things would speak loudly to her. I don’t get how she can be so tone deaf.

Apathy, thy name is TXST.

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Well she's doubled down, then tripled down, then quadrupled down, and now she's quintupled down.

#FireTeis movement is facing a really uphill battle.

I really don't think there's any chance of movement within the AD until Trauth retires.



Then let’s hope that she rides into the sunset soon.

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Yeah those public relation and marketing skills our athletic department has been showcasing the past 3 years sure are..... strong!


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“Our Athletics Department is solid,” Trauth said. “We have fabulous associate athletic directors and others within the department and I feel bad that there has been discussion out there that would suggest anything other than a superior department. I have full confidence in Teis. He is our athletic director going forward. I made that very clear to coach Spavital, that athletics would be lead by Larry.”


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Yea, I think it's pretty clear at this point that she is willfully ignorant of what is occurring here.

If she doesn't want to see these issues for what they are and doesn't want to address them, then we need to go above her head. Time to start blasting out the emails to the BoR. Maybe with enough pressure on them, they will get tired of the distraction and be forced to remove Trauth/force her to retire.


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Maybe I don't remember this correctly but did Spav says thanks to the pres then realized the AD was a thing and said thanks to him?


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forget #FireTeis #PleaseFireDenise


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From the SWCRoundup;

Even if Spavital's the Right Hire, That Might Not Be Enough

The news broke yesterday that Jake Spavital is your new Texas State Bobcat Head Football Coach. For embattled Athletic Director Larry Teis this a big get. Spavital is a known offensive commodity, considered a fast riser and in line for head jobs at the Power 5 level. Given the turmoil that Texas State is living in, we hope the new Bobcat coached understands what he's walking into.

Budget and infrastructure concerns continue to permeate the Texas State athletics program. The Bobcats haven’t been able or willing to fundraise at a level that creates the sort of stability in which a football program can thrive. That’s as important as the results on the field, typically you can’t have one without the other, and Texas State’s failings on the field are coupled with their lack of infrastructure off it.

Hiring Jake Spavital is a nice piece of the puzzle, getting the athletic department to row in the same direction will determine how his tenure ultimately goes. Rowing in the same direction is the goal rather than trying to sink the boat from within.

To do that, Spavital needs some help. The Bobcat football coach needs allies in the Athletic Department to make sure that their football program has what it needs to compete. Note the wording, what it needs, not what it wants. That’s the real distinction between schools with a disproportionate share of the TV dollars and those who scrape by on ESPN+. If Nick Saban wants to hire fifteen staffers to break down Georgia’s third-down tendencies, he gets it. If Urban Meyer asks for a new layout in his weight room, he gets it. If Dabo Sweeny wants prime rib on Wednesday nights, he gets it. Same with Tom Herman, Jimbo Fisher, Lincoln Riley, or a host of other "haves" in college football.

Texas State and most of the Group of Five don’t get those things. They operate on shoestring budgets with financial parameters and ceilings both externally and internally fixed. But there are certain line items that a program needs.

Can you imagine the furniture flying around the Alabama Football building if a bean counter told Saban he didn’t have money for recruiting trips in December? That’s unheard of at that level. It’s typically unheard of at most FBS schools, but Texas State, trailblazers that they are, deal with that and other issues. For Spavital, he needs advocates and allies to see that it never happens again.

He’ll need to ensure that someone builds an infrastructure as he builds a coaching staff and a football team. It can be done. Successful athletic programs run on calculated efficiency of effort and aggressive fundraising/marketing.

Schools that don’t communicate internally or can’t agree on budgets or who fail at any number of things from compliance to gameday operations will almost always find their way to the bottom of the standings.

Those infrastructure and efficiency deficits cost wins on the field, butts in seats, applications. Yes, students apply to places that win in higher numbers than schools that have a great History department. Ask Florida Gulf Coast or Alabama which has seen a record number of applications to an average academic environment.

Mostly those deficiencies cost you money. You'll lose your donors, lose revenue. You'll have to buy-out the last coach and pay the next one more. Ultimately the athletic department cannot meet the needs of its programs. Not the prime rib, the Gatorade.

I hope Jake Spavital understands what he’s walking into and I hope in addition to hiring a decent staff he gets what he needs to win, at minimum a clear line of communication from the football building to the athletic department as a whole. I hope the nightmare stories about negligent medical care from the training staff, deficiencies in nutrition, budget miscommunications, and compliance issues as reported by the great Keff Ciardello and others who cover the program are over.

Realistically they are not. The same people are pulling the same strings.

You’ll get to meet Jake Spavital on Friday at his hiring presser, but you’ll also see Athletic Director Larry Teis again. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Teis hired his fourth football coach this week, his previous three combined for a 56-85 record. Texas State has won 25% of their conference games since joining the FBS. Attendance is in decline. Donors are pulling their funds. Under-performing department employees still have jobs. Inefficiency reigns. At some point, you stop blaming coaches and start extinguishing the dumpster fire they’re asked to work in.

This site wants Texas State and every school in the state to be good. The sport is more fun to cover when the product is good. Jake Spavital is a very good hire all things considered. I hope all those things considered improve and change so he can lead a successful program.


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Well, that was a freakin' depressing read . . . .

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I just want to know WHY she has full confidence in him.

Other universities fire AD's for as little as losing the fan base and donors trust. Teis has now gone much further than that...


Arguments for Teis:

New, very good facilities for our teams for a school of our size and level. All built while he was AD (and paid for by the students and donors).

Under his watch, the students voted and approved a fee increase that at the end of the day amounts to each full-time student spending around $170 for athletics that most students never use. The total student body is above 38,000 so enough money there.

Saul might blast me again but right now I am watching the Sunbelt Champion Bobcats finish out the season by giving UT all they have on the Longhorn Network. Several of our other teams are very good.

These solid concrete facts are difficult to overcome. The soft factors like fan engagement are more difficult to quantify.

I know we are not supposed to defend him on this thread. I think we need to figure out why he really keeps his job.


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