Thompson steps down as TXST's Defensive Coordinator

After an embarrassing loss to Houston, TXST defensive coordinator John Thompson has resigned. Lead Reporter Keff Ciardello has the story.

In 2012, Houston Cougars offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt resigned after an embarrassing season opening loss to the Texas State Bobcats.


Now, in 2015, Texas State defensive coordinator John Thompson has resigned after an embarrassing 45-point loss to Houston.


While Nesbitt resigned after just one game on staff with the Cougars, Thompson was four games deep into his second year with the Bobcats, before turning in his resignation. In those four games this year, the Bobcats are ranked 126th in total defense and are bottom last in giving up 49.5 points per game.


It’s a far cry from last year’s defense, which boasted two future NFL players and allowed 332 points all season. They are more than half way there four games into a twelve game season, allowing 198 points so far.


According to a report on College Football Talk, it was Thompson’s decision to step down.

College Football Talk Report


There is no immediate word on who his replacement will be, but the Bobcats will have extra time to sort everything out with a bye week this week. We will keep you updated as this story develops.

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