Huntsville, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - In his excitement over being named Sam
Houston State's new football coach on Thursday, K.C. Keeler might have let the
Bearkat out of the bag.
Sam Houston State officials may be considering a future move from the FCS level
to the FBS.
"We really feel like we hit a home run here," Keeler told delawareonline.com in
referring to he and his wife Janice's impressions of the Southland Conference
university. "There's a lot in place. They're talking about maybe going FBS in
the future - and that's something. If they go, they go; if they don't, they
don't. I'll leave that up to the decision makers."
The 54-year-old Keeler, introduced on campus Friday as Sam Houston State's 15th
head coach, brings a 174-73-1 career record to the Bearkats. He led Delaware to
the 2003 FCS national title and two other appearances in the national
championship game. He also guided Rowan to five Division III national
championship games, though he did not win one.
Sam Houston State reached the FCS title game in 2011 and '12 and was 9-5 this
past season under former coach Willie Fritz.
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