ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Falcons have been waiting for this moment for the last 18 months and at media day for the Lone Star Conference on Thursday, it's newest team, the Falcons of University of Texas of the Permian Basin got a their first chance to experience one of the more exciting parts of a college football season.
Sophomore quarterback Caden Coots said, "To put faces to names and to meet some players outside of a formal game just right here talking, I think it's a cool experience that's for sure."
Last time we saw Sophomore Quarterback Caden Coots, he was with the rebels and says patience has been truly a virtue.
"I know sometimes high school athletes will feel like they are just catching their stride when they go to college and then you end up having to wait a couple years until you can play again but that's quite alright," said Coots.
Along with Coots, Junior Defensive Tackle Jared Thames and Head Coach Justin Carrigan represented UTPB. Coach added the team can now cross this experience off the list and look forward to what's next.
"My stress comes with the day-to-day preparations for two-a-days. September 3rd is going to be an exciting day but we can't focus on that. There's a lot of things that's going to take place between now and then," said Carrigan.
At media day, both the players and coach agree it's not just them excited for the season but the fans are as well.
Junior Defensive Tackle, Jared Thames said, "It's awesome. Everyone out in the community as soon as they realize someone plays for UTPB, they can't wait to sit there and talk to you about it."
"The fan response, the community, Midland, Odessa, everything surrounding even Andrews and Monahans and Pecos. They've all shown a lot of support. I don't think we'll have any issues with fanfare coming out to the games," said Carrigan."
The Lone Star Conference now has 10 teams in the league.