Today’s fun facts


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.


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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