Willie Fritz is an optimist. When his first preseason camp as Sam Houston head football coach opened in August, 2010, Fritz handed each player a T-shirt with “OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE” emblazoned across the front.
A month later, when the Bearkats stood 0-2 and had been outscored 90-17 in losses at Baylor and Western Illinois, many SHSU fans thought the shirt read “OPPORUNITY IS NOWHERE”
But the coaching staff and the football team read the T-Shirt a different way….
To hear the record-breaking Timothy Flanders tell it, his brilliance on the football field is the product of a system and a credit to the supporting cast around him.
Flanders always suggests his success is about the team, regardless of how much the team may depend on him to keep them afloat.
But after Flanders netted a school-record 287 yards on the ground Friday in Sam Houston State’s 31-28 victory over Montana, a record held by McNeil Moore (286 yards) since 1951, there is little room for modesty…
Don’t tell these guys they’re too young, too inexperienced or simply aren’t good enough to be considered among the best in the nation.
Sam Houston State answered the call in a big way in the biggest moment of the year and outlasted Montana 31-28 on Friday night to move on to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game…