He called out last year's team following the spring game.
Everett Withers in entering his second year leading Texas State's football team.
Apparently, the former Ohio State assistant coach couldn't wait to get through Year 1.
Following his team's spring game on Saturday, Withers, previously the head coach at James Madison University, said he "didn't like" last year's players. The team went 2-10 last year.
From SB Nation:
After the Texas State spring game head coach Everett Withers gave his overview and critique of the scrimmage but also had some words to say about last year’s team that would become controversial.
“I didn’t like those guys last year. I didn’t like them, just so you know.”
Referring to this year’s team:
“Love ‘em. Are we more talented? No, we’re not. But I like being around them. I like being around our guys. They are good people, they care. Generally, I feel they have a better care for each other than a year ago. I want to be around them, I want my son to be around them. I want our coaches’ families to be around that. I want (defensive coordinator) Randall McCray to bring his son and his daughter over here and be around the team. Last year, I didn’t bring my kids over here because I didn’t want them to be infested with what was going on.”
Withers, 53, served as Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator from 2012-13 before leaving for the head coaching job at James Madison, which he had until taking the Texas State gig in 2016.