Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Football season is almost here

The countdown has begun.
Only a few more days until the Cal Poly football team opens the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA but changed by the NCAA this season to “avoid confusion” with I-A, errr the Football Bowl Subdivision) season at Texas State on Saturday.
Our coverage of Cal Poly football continues Friday. Until then, here’s a look at some interesting stories about Cal Poly’s first opponent of what should be another exciting season of I-AA, I mean FCS football:

  • Texas State switches to flex defensive scheme. Hmmm … sounds familiar. You can get the complete story Friday when I write about my interesting interview with former Cal Poly linebackers coach Terrol Dillon, now a linebackers coach with Texas State.
  • Old friend becomes the new coach at Texas State. This isn’t the same Texas State team or coaching staff the Mustangs saw in the playoffs two years ago. Brad Wright has since taken over for departed head coach David Bailiff and has cleaned house.
  • Texas State will be without a key fullback and wide receiver for the Cal Poly game because of an injury and an arrest.
  • The weather forecast for the San Marcos area on Saturday calls for temperatures in the upper 80s and scattered thunderstorms. The muggy kickoff is scheduled for 6:05 local time (4:05 SLO time) at outdoor Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium (capacity of 15,218).

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Brian Milne said...

I got a question from a reader asking if Saturday's season opener is on TV. It is not. It is broadcast on the radio (1280 AM locally) and online at, the new station for Cal Poly football, basketball and baseball. The gamecast will be available at

Anonymous said...

Thanks Brian -- but I did take a look at and the game does not look like it is available...

Brian Milne said...

If you go to, click on the live games link and then find Texas State on the pullout menu. You should be able to find the Cal Poly-Texas State game on gametracker. Here's the direct link as of Friday night. It could change on game day. Just be sure to search for Texas State's football schedule and you'll be able to find the gametracker. Not sure if there will be a video feed.