With kick-off slated for Saturday night in Lake Charles, Tarleton Head Coach Todd Whitten addressed a number of fans Thursday who packed the Quick Lane at TexStar Ford and gave them a little preview as to what to expect in the Texans season opener.
"I'm anxious like any head football coach in their first game," Whitten said. "I'm looking forward to watching our guys play. I've been through spring football, summer training and fall camp and it's time to get out there and play. They're tired of practicing. A lot of new faces and so many questions to answer. I'm looking forward to watching us play Saturday."
In addition to Whitten making his debut on the show, the Tarleton family also welcomed the new 'Voice of the Texans' Byron Anderson who made his debut on the Tarleton Sports Network.
"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. When I graduated there wasn't a position like this available here at Tarleton," said Anderson, a Tarleton graduate alumnus from the class of 2002. "I worked at KSTV for awhile and then moved to the metroplex later after meeting my wife here in Stephenville. After that I moved to ESPN in 2006 and ever since my wife and I started our family we've been trying to get back here in some way. We love Stephenville and love Tarleton and everyone here is awesome. We're happy to be back and I'm excited to be a part of the Tarleton sports family."
Both Whitten and Anderson will make their debut calls Saturday evening in Lake Charles when the Texans are scheduled to kick off with McNeese State at 6 p.m.