Karl Benson saved Texas State twice.
Back in 2010 when Benson was the commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference, he offered the Bobcats an opportunity to join his league and become full members of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Texas State accepted the invitation and left the Southland Conference behind.
As of July 1, 2012, the Bobcats were no longer in the Football Championship Subdivision. Brighter futures awaited Texas State, as long as it had a conference to call home.