No. 15 UTSA is enjoying a dream season after trusting in what could be when few others were as hopeful.
Basking in a 9-0 start and the first national ranking in the program’s 10-year history, the Roadrunners are rolling ahead of Saturday’s home game against Southern Mississippi.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say this is almost surreal, a dream,” coach Jeff Traylor said. “Enjoy these moments. These are special moments. We’ll look back in time one day and go, ‘Wow, that was an incredible ride.’ I hope we’ve got many, many more of those in front of us.”
How the Roadrunners are accomplishing this dream is a tale of taking some chances.
UTSA hired Lisa Campos, whose career began in student affairs, as the program’s fifth athletic director in 2018. Campos is one of only two Latinas among the nation’s 130 FBS schools running a Division I athletics department.
“Being in San Antonio, this is about being a role model to the youth here and across the nation that we have a responsibility to,” Campos said.