Team preview: Sam Houston State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2010-11 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 12, 2010, 6:25 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Sam Houston State rookie head coach Jason Hooten figures he can assess his situation one of two ways. He's either lucky to take over one of the Southland's top programs, or he has his work cut out for him trying to live up to the standard set by predecessor Bob Marlin, who left for Louisiana after last season.