Today’s fun facts

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Today there were rumors that Texas A&M was going to buy out Dennis Franchione’s contract and fire him mid-season.  But then A&M released a statement saying that the are going to evaluate Francione after the season is over.

Francione is going to be fired — there’s no question about that.  After all, he’s racked up 26 losses in his 5 seasons at A&M, with more coming before the season ends.  By comparison, Mac Brown has just 9 losses in the same period.  Even RC Slocum had fewer losses (22) in his last 5 seasons.  But the ugliest stat of all is Francione’s 2-12 record against Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma.

Even though I’m a UT alum, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Aggies.  I grew up in College Station and have been to more games at Kyle Field than most A&M graduates.  The Aggies have some of the best fans anywhere and football is everything to them.  They deserve better.

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One thought on “Today’s fun facts

  1. Thank you for the kind words. It seems I posted my missive BEFORE Alan Cannon released his denial of the buy out. Regardless, I just wish we’d fire Fran and MOVE ON.

    Yes, Fran’s record against the “big 3” really is particularly horrifying. I just worry/wonder if next time around we’ll hit the coaching jackpot. Be glad you have Mack. His success speaks for itself.

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