Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dennis Franchione Resigns From Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Dennis Franchione gave Texas A&M another victory over Texas. Then the embattled coach handed in his resignation.

While there were no Big 12 titles or bowl victories in Franchione's five seasons, his tenure ended on a high note, a 38-30 victory over 11th-ranked Texas that gave the Aggies consecutive victories over their hated rivals.

"This team has been special all year to me," Franchione said. "And I thought they played a wonderful game."

Then, Franchione announced he was resigning. He accepted a buyout from the school.

"I've always said that coaches exist for only one reason — the players," he said. "We want them to know that we love them, feel blessed for our time together, and will miss them."

The victory over Texas was too late to save Franchione, coming after four losses the previous five games and his secret e-mailed newsletter for big-money boosters.

See the rest of this story here: USA TODAY

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