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Call your bookie now because Texas A&M will win a national championship next year

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on February 25, 2009

I’m not sure if this is a joke or if this kid is just high on some peyote mushrooms he picked up while visiting Waco. Someone please remind him that Nebraska and Syracuse also ran NFL “Pro-Style” offenses.

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Texas Shorthorns

Posted by Joel Jackson on March 30, 2008

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The stars at night-are small and light

Deep in the heart of Texas.

Longhorn shots-are high and wide

Deep in the heart of Texas.

D Rose in bloom-is like perfume

Deep in the heart of Texas.

Reminds me of-the Tiger Blue

Deep in the heart of Texas.

The cowboys cry-oh why oh why

Deep in the heart of Texas.

Shawn Taggart rush-and Dorsey must

Deep in the heart of Texas.

Augustin wails-along the trail

Deep in the heart of Texas.

The Longhorns bawl-and bawl and bawl

Deep in the heart of Texas.

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YMSWWC’s “Official” NFL Draft Preview Picks 1-5

Posted by Joel Jackson on February 12, 2008

Well I am a little bit depressed because the TV will be polluted with coverage of Roger Clemens v. Brian MacNamee. How many times can one hear a variation of “It Wasn’t Me???” Examples: “I didn’t use steroids. Period.” “I did not have sexual relations with woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” “I didn’t kill my wife and her friend.” “I didn’t try to make it rain in the strip club.” “I am not a crook.” So with that said, let us instead focus on the future, where we can hope that this top rated prospect becomes either the next Dan Fouts or the next Tony Mandarich. This year, I think we might have both. Here are the official (unless Thomas says different) YMSWWC NFL Mock Draft Picks (1-5)

ani_mermaid2.gif Miami Dolphins: These heartbreakers have the distinct pleasure of picking first. Yes the needs are many. There is not a position on the field that they do not need any immediate help. Outside of Jason Taylor, you can pretty much trash the roster. In comes Bill Parcells. He will bring organization to a franchise that still is trying to recover from “Saban Nation”. I have heard that a certain billionaire wildcatter who is an Arkansas alum may be trying to trade up with a certain coach turned GM that used to sign that GM’s checks, and that would make sense. Dolphins could use 2 first round picks, but I don’t see that happening. With that said, they will take long hard look at Glenn Dorsey, Jake Long, and Chris Long. So the pick will be: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU.

a_sosheep_0205.jpgSt. Louis Rams-Yet another team that went through a hard season. These aren’t your 1999-2002 Rams anymore. They are more like the 1989-1998 Rams. Age, injuries, bad free agent signings have turned these rams into sheep (Quick Longhorn/Aggie joke: How do you know when you are getting close to AggieLand? When you start seeing the sheep back up to the fence). Defense is more of a need than offense at this point. Pick: Chris Long, DE, Virginia.

images.jpeg Atlanta Falcons-Wow. Holy weed smoking, dog fighting, carpet bagging, GM and Coach rejection Batman. What in the world is going on in the ATL??? Well this is actually an easy pick, just because they have one big black hole where the QB spot is (not the black hole that is being pounded in Leavenworth). I think this will be a bad pick, but somebody’s gotta overpay for an All-American QB, so it might as well be Arthur Blank. Pick: Matt Ryan (Leaf), QB, Boston College

soul-hc-c.jpg Kansas City Chiefs-Offensive Line, Offensive Line, Offensive Line. Yes, they need a QB and another WR, but what good is all of that if you have a revolving door for an offensive line??? It’s hard to think that the O-Line was just a few years ago spectacular. Even though I love Ryan Clady from Boise St., that makes too much sense, and the overlord team President known as Carl Petersen doesn’t make decisions that make sense. So: Jake Long, OT, Michigan

chibi-jack-sparrow-by-evilchibiminion.jpg Oakland Raiders-These are some of the most dedicated fans that I have seen, and yet, some of the scariest. I had a couple of friends that went to Whatevertheycallit Coliseum to see Oakland and the Titans play. They figured a nice trip to the Bay Area would be great. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a good trip. One word of advice: If making the trip to see a Raiders game, do NOT wear the other team’s colors unless your name is Kimbo Slice or you love the aroma of beer, weed, and middle aged biker chicks. Of course, this is Uncle Al’s team, and he LOVES offense. Guess who this pick will be??? Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

Picks 6-10 will be coming soon…

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Just Fire The Guy Already!!!!!!!!

Posted by Joel Jackson on November 5, 2007

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So apparently Texas A&M is reportedly negotiating a buyout with head football coach Dennis Franchione. Yes, that Coach Fran, who left Alabama after 1 year for A&M, has done absolutely squat since arriving, and who was apparently selling inside information to 12 boosters for $1,200 a pop, even though his annual salary was $2.6 million. In the interest of full disclosure, the NCAA is looking into the situation as potential rules violations may have occurred.

Word around the Aggie Bonfire is that the language in Coach Fran’s contract may allow the school to outright let the “embattled” coach go without having to pay a penalty due to his website and possible violations of HIPPA. Let’s not forget that he has been a crappy coach.

So why in the hell would A&M not just fire him??? Why wait??? The Aggies still have to go to a VERY loaded Missouri team and then the annual Texas butt-kicking (I know, A&M won last year, and a broken clock is right twice a day). Let him go. He screwed himself out of a buyout with his website.

I know Texas A&M has some powerful boosters with deep pockets, but money talks. Also, if the rumor about going after Tommy Tuberville, you are gonna have to pay Auburn for the buyout in his contract ($6 million) plus whatever his annual salary will be. Plus, why string Coach Fran along??? Let him go so that he can find the next tiny D-1A school to coach, since hardly anyone would hire him as an offensive coach (quick: name 5 teams that still run the option. I will spot you Navy).

On a related note, for any other schools that may be looking at a coaching change (Nebraska, UCLA, Arkansas), go ahead and fire these coaches. Why string it along??? Plus, by letting these guys go early, it will give your school ample time to find the replacement. Do it, and LET THE COACH STEALING BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Either Nebraska’s Callahan is to Stupid to See the Writing on the Wall or He’s a Compete Genius.

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 17, 2007

Nebraska head football coach, Bill Callahan, is not having a good season. As he is preparing his team for the “Lame Duck Head Coaches Bowl 2007” against Coach Fran & the Texas A&M Aggies, his number one supporter & BFF Steve Pederson was fired from his position of athletic director. Callahan showing his political prowess refuses to comment on his former boss still contends that in fact he’s doing a good job and everything is fine. I wonder what the real ruler of Cornhusker land, Tom Osborne, is going to say to Callahan since he’s now the interim AD.

“A day after the man who hired him was fired, embattled Nebraska coach Bill Callahan insisted he won’t be resigning anytime soon.

Callahan said Tuesday that he didn’t know how the dismissal of athletic director Steve Pederson would affect his job status. The fourth-year coach said he was saddened by Pederson’s firing, but he sidestepped questions about whether he felt responsible for it.

“I feel responsible for the results of this program,” Callahan said. “I feel responsible for a lot of things, good and bad. Ultimately, it lies on my shoulders to provide the results you have to provide.”

Callahan said his confidence in his own abilities haven’t been shaken.

“I know in my heart of hearts I’m doing an excellent job, a good job,” Callahan said.

He said his self-evaluation was based on more than the wins and losses.

“It’s everything that has to do with organization, preparation, game-planning, direction of the staff, direction of the whole, entire program. I have no hesitation about that,” he said. “There are so many things we’ve done in a positive nature. I’m confident we’ve done some great things here.”

If your heart of hearts is actually telling you that, then your heart is a liar. If your game planning means giving up 40+ points in three straight games then hey you’re rocking. Unfortunately for you this is a business and as a business you need to keep the customers (the fans) happy and in that regard you’re failing miserably.

“It’s unfortunate we’re in a championship game last year in December, and here we are struggling,” Callahan said. “It happens. Why it happens? Boy, I wish I could tell you all the reasons. We know we’re struggling more than what normal teams do when they are struggling because we’ve given up a lot of points and a lot of yards. That’s where the hurt lies.”

The firing of Pederson on Monday increases the heat on Callahan.

“Our players are looking now at our coaching staff to see what type of mood and attitude we bring to the meetings and to the field,” Callahan said. “It’s very important they see us in a positive light.”

The Huskers are 26-18 overall in Callahan’s four seasons, 14-14 against the Big 12, 3-8 against teams in the Top 25 and 0-6 against the top 10.

Callahan was Pederson’s fourth choice after Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders, Arkansas coach Houston Nutt and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer all withdrew their names from consideration.

Trust me Houston Nutt is regretting not taking the job. The firing of your biggest supporter should have been a clear message. While 26-18 is above .500 it isn’t good enough for a program that is rich with the tradition of winning such as Nebraska. The genius part that Callahan is showing is the fact it will cost the school more than 3 million dollars to fire him so why man up and the honorable thing such as step down. I have nothing against Callahan personally, but some men just can’t coach. Maybe he can land a job as an assistant somewhere. I’m sure Baylor will be hiring one soon.

So I profess on this day 10/17/07.

TtT

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Is the Bill Callahan Experiment Coming to a Close at Nebraska? Fans Certainly Hope So.

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 16, 2007

I’m the president of my condos association board of directors. The vice president is a Nebraska alum, for the past couple weeks he hasn’t exactly been thrilled with Cornhusker football. He’s been rather polite under the circumstances saying kinds things such as “GD Motherf*cking Callahan” & “Callahan is a p*ssy coach and they gave him a contract extension, those motherf*ckers!!”.

Yesterday the Athletic Director of Nebraska, Steve Pederson, was fired. I called the VP to see what his thoughts were about this, unfortunately I got his answering machine. He called back about 20 minutes later ecstatic about the news, apparently the reason he couldn’t come to phone was he was busy masturbating to the ESPN clip about the story that he taped. That’s the way most of the Nebraska fans feeling about this, but there is a problem. Bill Callahan, the Rachel Ray of Big 12 football coaches, is still there. How long after the season will he be fired remains to be seen.

“Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson was fired Monday, two days after the school’s once-mighty football team was rocked with its worst home loss in nearly a half-century.

Callahan’s job is apparently safe for now. Chancellor Harvey Perlman said the next athletic director would decide the fate of the football staff.

Over the past two weeks, the Huskers (4-3) have lost by a combined score of 86-20, dropping a 41-6 decision at Missouri two weeks ago.

“There is no joy in my heart for having to do this,” Perlman said. He said it would cost at least $2.2 million to buy Pederson out of his contract.”

Callahan needs to face facts, the new AD which most praying Nebraska fans hope will be Tom Osborne, will be ordered to give the boot to Callahan. I find it ironic how schools with dominate football programs like Notre Dame and Nebraska fire coaches after good years, now couldn’t beat the home town high school football teams.

“Every one of you thinks this is because of a football game that was played last Saturday,” Pederson said. “It may well be that the vulnerability of the football program encouraged people to come forward when prior to that they had not.”

A search for an interim athletic director has begun, with the next step to find a permanent replacement.

“It is not clear how long such a process will take or its precise form,” Perlman said. “It is important it be done expeditiously but thoughtfully.”

Perlman said he would consult with Osborne about the direction of the athletic program, but stopped short of saying he would offer Osborne the interim athletic director’s job. Osborne now teaches a business leadership course at the university and is a consultant to local college athletic programs.”

Perlman look if you have to consult with Osborne why don’t you offer the flipping job to him? It’s that simple. If you here’s what will happen:

  1. Donations and season ticket sales will be up.
  2. Callahan will be fired
  3. A quality coach will be hired
  4. You’ll look a genius.

“We’ve come under a steady stream of criticism,” Callahan said. “It’s important you stand tall. You’ll be the direct target of critics. I understand that. You’re in the public eye and in a high position in order to lead. We’re going to continue to lead in a very positive manner.”

The steady stream of criticism is called losing and being mediocre. The only positive leadership you have supplied is teaching your players to lose with their heads held high.

“In four seasons under Callahan, the Huskers are 26-18 overall, 14-14 against the Big 12, 3-8 against teams in the Top 25 and 0-6 against the top 10. They have given up 40 points or more nine times.

Pederson has been a polarizing figure in Nebraska, widely criticized for firing coach Frank Solich and then for conducting a protracted one-man search for a new coach.

“I refuse to let the program gravitate into mediocrity,” Pederson said the day he announced Solich’s firing. “We won’t surrender the Big 12 to Oklahoma and Texas.”


I believe the players are praying for a new coach.

Wow, for someone who refuses to allow a program to slip, you suck. Nebraska football used to mean something, now it’s a joke. Black shirt defense? More like pink shirts with lace. Can Callahan save his job? Maybe but he’ll have to win out, and win big. This week they play A&M. While I believe Coach Fran. will be fired regardless, Callahan might not. But as my VP says “Fuck Callahan and this spread option offense, just run with power boy.”, he’s essentially correct. I believe Callahan is a goner as well.

Possible future coaches candidates are the same as every year with names like Steve God Spurrier, Bob Stoops, Tedford from Cal & Rich “Dirty Sanchez” Rodriguez. One coach that might be a real possibility is Brooks from Kentucky, but I hope Tennessee makes a run at him as well.

So I profess on this day 10/16/07.

TtT

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The Revelations After a Saturdays Worth of Football Week 7

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 14, 2007

As I said last week, this is the best college football season ever! Does anyone want to be #1? Here is what I noticed yesterday while eating chicken strips served by a waitress whose skirt was so small it could have passed for Coach 0’s IQ.

The difference between Kentucky and LSU yesterday was clearly the coaching job.

Southern Cal. looked unimpressive yesterday.

Vanderbilt looked scary but the running game of Georgia put them in their place.

Cal proved they were pretenders.

OMG Iowa actually won a game…they still suck.

JoePa focused all his inner road rage into coaching this week & look at the outcome.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Coach Fran fired today.

Let’s see Nebraska fired Frank Solich because of his record…and yet they suck worse than ever before. Black shirt defense my ass more like pink shirt with lace defense. As America’s coach Mike Gundy would say “Their defense is garbage and it makes me want to puke!”

Clemson didn’t lose!! Oh wait they weren’t playing my bad

Ole Miss has the best looking cheerleaders by far.

The reason why Boston lost to Cleveland is because I didn’t wear my Red Boston hat, I wore the blue one instead. The loss falls on me.

Tennessee’s defense is schizophrenic.

Oklahoma made a huge statement yesterday, look for them to play Missouri again in the championship game.

Nick Saban was almost out coached by Coach 0 (snicker)

South Florida looked impressive.

Houston Nutt should be looking for a new job.

Bye Bye Cincinnati now get out of the big boy polls.

Virgina showed the world that the ACC is better than the Big East.

Colorado is back to sucking.

ABC has the worst game commentators while CBS has the best.

Michigan should be ranked again.

Finally I can’t rip on Notre Dame enough so I leave you this:

So I profess on this day 10/14/07.

TtT

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Texas A&M Orders Franchione to Shut Site Down. Franchione Might be Gone Sooner Than Later.

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 11, 2007

Dennis “the Trader to his own players menace” Franchione is not having a good day. Today Texas A&M officials ordered him to shut down Coach Fran.com, he also was admonished by the university. The Athletic Director Bill Byrne went over the whole gathering of information process on his weekly web blog and points out that there have been NCAA violations which the school will report. Meanwhile I wonder if Coach Fran is pulling a Houston Nutt and contacting schools who might need a coach next year, or at least calling a moving company because I don’t think he’ll be their coach after this weekend.

“Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione will escape any serious sanctions because of his VIP Connection e-mail newsletter.

But he did not escape unscathed.

Here are the key restrictions he will face:

-Dennis Franchione will discontinue CoachFran.com.

-Franchione or any company under his contorl is to no longer employ any staff members that could be construed as representing Texas A&M or providing information or reports relative to his position as head coach at Texas A&M.

-A&M will issue a letter of admonishment to Franchione.

-The institution will reduce the number of permissible off-campus visits for each referenced prospective student athlete by one for each impermissible reference to the prospective student athete. The NCAA limit is 6 off campus contacts.

The confirms the income Franchione generated from the VIP Connection was unreported and therefore in violation of NCAA and his contract rules”

Yes I know the original author misspelled “control” & “Athlete” sheesh, talk about high journalism standards… Though Coach Fran escape sanctions by the NCAA this drama is far from being over with the A&M fan base and school officials.

“The school said it found no evidence that Franchione or McKenzie used any of the information they released for gambling or wagering purposes.

Fran generated $26,002.00 over two years for the VIP Connection newsletter in which he charged subscribers $1,200 annually. He also made a total of $80,339.53 with income from CoachFran.com. But his net profit was just $37,806.32 after expenses.”

He sold is soul for $37,806.32. I sold mine for Tennessee football tickets on the 50 yard line, yeah I came out ahead. Coach Fran also went against his contract with A&M that states they will not have to pay the buy clause if he is fired. I’m wondering what the hell they are waiting on.

Here’s what the AD had to say about this sordid situation on his weekly blog. God I love being able to use the word sordid it should be used more often.

First concerning Specific Big 12 and NCAA Issues.

“NCAA Rule:
11.2.2 Athletically Related Income. Contractual agreements, including letters of appointment, between a full-time or part-time athletics department staff member (excluding secretarial or clerical personnel) and an institution shall include the stipulation that the staff member is required to provide a written detailed account annually to the president or chancellor for all athletically related income and benefits from sources outside the institution. In addition, the approval of all athletically related income and benefits shall be consistent with the institution’s policy related to outside income and benefits applicable to all full-time or part-time employees.

Summary of Facts and Background:
Upon employing Dennis Franchione, Texas A&M University was aware of the external internet interests of Dennis Franchione, and it specifically included stipulations in Section 10 of his contract that outside income includes income generated through internet web sites. Through the 2005-06 academic year, Dennis Franchione has not reported the revenue/income received through the Internet web site, CoachFran.com, and the “VIP Connection.” He should have, but Dennis Franchione mistakenly thought that he did not have to report this income until he actually received proceeds from the third party web site consultant company that exceeded expenses incurred for maintaining and running the web site. Therefore, he did not report the revenue to the institution. Dennis Franchione did not directly receive any of the proceeds until June 26, 2007, and he would have reported the income as part of the institution’s upcoming 2006-07 outside income report.

Response from NCAA:
The NCAA membership services staff confirmed that the funds maintained by a third party web site consulting company to offset the expenses for CoachFran.com were income and should have been reported to appropriate institutional authorities in the interest of full disclosure, institutional control and the monitoring of employee activities. Therefore, Texas A&M University will report a violation to the NCAA.”

Concerning Recruiting

“NCAA Rule:
13.10.2 Comments Before Signing. Before signing a prospective student-athlete to a National Letter of Intent or an institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid, a member institution may comment publicly only to the extent of confirming its recruitment of the prospective student-athlete. The institution may not comment generally on the prospective student-athlete’s ability or the contribution that the prospective student-athlete might make to the institution’s team; further, the institution is precluded from commenting in any manner as to the likelihood of the prospective student-athlete’s signing with that institution. Violations of this bylaw do not affect a prospective student-athlete’s eligibility and are considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1.

Summary of Facts:
Occasionally, the “VIP Connection” contained the name of prospective student-athletes or mentioned information specific to a prospective student-athlete without stating the prospect’s name.

Response from NCAA
The NCAA Membership Services staff has informed the institution that several of the comments discovered to have been made in the “VIP Connection” are contrary to this provision and should be reported as violations.”

That’s a biggie with the NCAA…I mean huge.

“The Big 12 principles and standards of sportsmanship include a standard for the conduct of administrators, coaches and student-athletes immediately preceding, during or following athletics events. This standard of conduct, including changes made by the Big 12 Board of Directors to prohibit any public comments on officiating or the quality of their work, was shared by Bill Byrne on December 12, 2006 with all members of the Texas A&M coaching staff and senior staff members group, which included Mike McKenzie. The comments contained in an April 13, 2007 “VIP Connection” e-mail appear inconsistent with the Big 12’s expected standard of conduct and has been reported to the Big 12 for appropriate actions.”

Income:  
VIP Membership $26,002.00
Advertising $52,483.50
Total Income $80,339.53
   
Expenses:  
Server Lease (predates SC Consulting) $5,824.75
Rackspace + Hosting $12,460.20
Domains Registration / Renewal $280.00
Credit Card Processing $968.40
Legal $1,800.00
Database programming (Consultant A. Jefferson) $1,800.00
Accounting $379.00
Miscellaneous expenses $212.00
Domain Purchase and transfer $100.00
Equipment/Supplies $233.82
Hospitality Game Day Tent $18,475.04
Total Expenses $42,533.21
Net Profit $37,806.32
   
Disbursement June 2007 to Fran Inc. $28,354.74
Retained Earnings $9,451.5

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So basically Coach Fran is Coach Fucked by his stupidity. In my opinion I believe they should fire him today or at the very latest Sunday. I’m sure those Alabama fans that were angry when left are thanking their lucky stars that he did leave. I’m going to be curious to see what sanctions the NCAA levels against A&M as well. If they (NCAA) don’t do anything much, then that will another story write after they, in my opinion, unfairly leveled Oklahoma over their QB. Which Oklahoma self reported and also immediately kicked that jerk out of school.

So I profess on this day 10/11/07.

TtT

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Dennis Franchione is Certainly Cocky for a Coach that will be Fired

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 8, 2007

Sometimes smart people just don’t get it, and sometimes successful people get fired for transgressions that occur outside the job. Coach Fran, in my opinion, is neither smart nor successful.

First let’s look at his success or lack thereof. Coach Fran has been the Texas A&M coach since 2003, today his record stands at 30-24 however he’s 1-9 against Big 12 powers Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. That’s unacceptable in Big 12 football. The fact that has never won the Big 12, has never played in the Big 12 Championship, has never won the Big 12 South, has a losing Big 12 record of 15-17 (.468), and has a Big 12 South losing record of 8-12 (.400), tells me he is unsuccessful. Texas A&M has been to two bowl games under Coach Fran & lost them both to a combined score of 83-17.

Now let’s look at the being stupid. Since the scandal has broken about Coach Fran and his “VIP Newsletter” which were only made available to 12-15 boosters at $1200.00 per year, to fund his shitty website CoachFran.com, he has the audacity to state in a news conference that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“Franchione — under fire for a blowout loss to Miami and news of his secretive, for-pay newsletter to boosters — gave a defiant, emotional speech in an auditorium packed with his players Tuesday. He said he has the support of athletics director Bill Byrne and has no intention of stepping down.

“I love this job. I love these players I love this university,” Franchione said, “and my desire is to remain here and elevate this program to the highest level.”

Hey Coach Fran is you want to elevate the A&M program to a higher level try winning some games and championships, that usually helps. Avoiding stupid scandals such as the one you’re going though is also another plus.

“The last few days have produced many rumors and some misguided speculation about my status as head football coach at Texas A&M,” said Franchione, who has been peppered with questions about his future since the Miami loss but said Tuesday “there is no more need to discuss this matter.”

“Bill Byrne, as my boss and the athletic director, has affirmed me in every way, and has left no doubt, that he has confidence in me and has every intention to help me succeed in building this football program. And for that I am deeply grateful.”

Byrne, on a previously scheduled visit to Washington, D.C., released a statement that stopped short of an endorsement.

“I want to reinforce to members of the media and to our outstanding Aggie fans, I will not discuss matters pertaining to head coaches during their seasons,” the statement said. Byrne said he looks forward to “working with Coach Fran as our head football coach” as A&M prepares to play Oklahoma State.”

Coach Fran you have to be smarter than that because your boss certainly isn’t saying he or the university is behind 100%. By the way your team had to climb out of a 17 point hole to beat a 10 point underdog by one last Saturday, and it was a home game at that.

Coach Fran is also playing the sympathy card with this quote:

“Sometimes — I hope I say this right — when you’re in this role, some people forget you’re a human being,” Franchione said. “I don’t know how to classify what they think you are. They forget that you have emotions and what you go through.”

Oh boo hoo. Do you need Mike “I’m 40, I’m a man!” Gundy to stick up for you? I hope not, because at this rate no coach in their right mind would. I work in the insurance business as an underwriter so I know from first hand experience just how private medical conditions are and should be. That’s why the HIPPA act is a law. No one deserves to have medical information released, without their knowledge no less, to a bunch of boosters in order to keep your website running. That’s why officials at A&M opened an investigation on you, it’s also possible that you violated NCAA rules as well.

The beauty of this whole ordeal is there’s a possibility that A&M can fire him without having to pay the buyout clause.

“Based on Franchione’s contract, which the Chronicle obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, at least two aspects of the agreement could come into question, including one that could void his $2 million-a-year deal without requiring the school to pay an $8 million buyout.

Franchione’s distribution of the newsletter and the information provided also could bring secondary NCAA violations, according to two compliance officers not involved or intimately familiar with the Texas A&M probe.”

Maybe you should have stayed at Alabama, they’re used to being on NCAA probation. One thing is certain Alabama would have fired you on the spot, they aren’t as politically correct as A&M.

“I think the NCAA will generally be concerned with the possibility of providing information to gamblers, whether knowingly or not,” said University of Houston compliance officer Kevin Fite. “But it’s pretty hard to nail that down. He would have to know or have reason to know they were using the information for gambling.”

Texas A&M interim president Dr. Ed Davis announced Tuesday that an investigation into the newsletter is being conducted by Byrne and A&M’s NCAA compliance officer, David Batson. The athletic department likely is trying to determine if Franchione committed any NCAA violations or violated terms of his contract.

Franchione said the intent of the insider e-mail newsletter was to help offset the cost of running his personal Web site, coachfran.com.

Franchione has said the $1,200 annual payments from the 12 to 15 boosters went directly to the company that maintains his site.”

Two million a year and you need extra funds to maintain your site? Ever heard of this thing call “myspace” it’s free you know. Plus you sold advertisements on your crappy little site.

“That admission could be in violation of Section 2.3 of his contract, which states Franchione is prohibited from receiving any money or benefits or gratuity whatsoever from any university booster club or other benefactor if such action would be in violation of NCAA rules.

A violation of that term could result in the termination of Franchione’s contract, which runs through 2012, per Section 5.1 (a) under Termination for Cause. Franchione can be suspended without pay or the agreement can be terminated immediately if he breaks any of the rules listed in Sections 2.1 through 2.5.”

If I was an A&M official I would suspend him without pay and then fire him. Yeah I’m mean like that. I have a feeling the coaching search has already began and Coach Fran is to blind to see. Possible candidates rumored are Jeff Teford from Cal, Rutgers’ Greg Schiano and Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville. He was A&M’s defensive coordinator in 1994. The only people who don’t want Coach Fran to go, appear to be Texas, Nebraska & Oklahoma fans.

So I profess on this day 10/08/07.

TtT

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Is Texas A&M Coach Dennis Franchione a Trader?

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 1, 2007

Every coach has insider information what they choose do it with it is another story. Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione elected to whore out information about his team that is not available to the general public, in order to pay for a crappy website. What a douche bag.

“Dealing with the Miami fallout was bad enough. Now, Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione is facing a new wave of criticism after it was revealed he was selling the Aggies’ secrets. Franchione said he recently stopped sending a weekly e-mail newsletter about the A&M football team to a small group of boosters willing to pay $1,200 per year in subscriber fees over the last three seasons.

The newsletter, titled “VIP Connection,” was supposed to be confidential because it contained detailed injury information and other tidbits that Franchione does not tell the media or public. However, the San Antonio Express-News obtained a copy of the newsletter and confronted A&M officials.

The newsletter does not appear to violate any NCAA rules. A public affairs specialist for the Office of Civil Rights in Washington D.C., said Franchione probably did not violate any laws related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.”

If I was a former A&M player I would obtain any and every copy of that newsletter in order to see if any HIPPA laws were violated. After all if you played under coach Fran, there’s a good chance you aren’t in the NFL, but instead working at Dottie’s Tire Emporium quoting white walls to Buck the town drunk. So a million dollar lawsuit would be useful to you right now.

“In a statement issued Friday, Franchione said, “There was no intent to deceive anyone.” He said “12 to 15” people subscribed to the newsletter, and all money went directly to the Bryan, Texas, company that oversees Franchione’s personal Web site, CoachFran.com. Franchione, who makes $2 million annually according to his A&M contract, said he has offered to refund all money obtained for this season.

“I thought this was another avenue of trying to keep some of our top donors informed about our football program,” Franchione said. But he also told the Express-News that he “knew this was going to be controversial.”

A&M athletic director Bill Byrne said he did not know about the weekly e-mail until it was presented to him by the newspaper.

“When I saw a copy of an e-mail, I called Coach Fran and recommended this program be discontinued,” Byrne said. “I understand he stopped at that time.”

First of all Coach Fran.com is a crappy website, second of all you make $2 million dollars per year in salary and I’m sure you have other income coming in, so you mean to tell me you couldn’t afford to spring for the website on your own? I also notice that you sell advertisements on your website, shouldn’t that help pay for it?

Everyone knows Coach Fran is in the hot seat this year, and I’m sure this latest controversy might have sealed his fate unless he wins out. Selling secrets about the very team you coach is wrong on so many levels. I don’t care if the customers were boosters or not, and who’s to say opposing teams weren’t given copies of this newsletter.

“Mike McKenzie, Franchione’s personal assistant and a part-time A&M employee, told The Dallas Morning News on Friday he actually wrote the newsletter.

McKenzie sent out a final e-mail at 10:14 a.m. on Sept. 13 letting subscribers know the media had discovered the newsletter.

According to those who saw it, “VIP Connection” was simply a typed e-mail message with no graphics. It was usually no longer than two pages.

The intent was to make boosters feel like “they’re inside a coaches’ meeting,” according to one A&M source.

Franchione said the selected boosters originally attended a fan fantasy camp, where each paid $1,000 to attend meetings and football practice.

“All these people who received the newsletter signed a legal non-disclosure agreement,” McKenzie said. “Everyone had the understanding that if this is ever compromised, it’s over.”

Look if the boosters want to feel like they’re in a coaches meeting then they should coach Pop Warner football.

“According to the Express-News, one newsletter had candid criticism of the A&M receivers.

“Privately, Coach told me last night that Earvin [Taylor] and Pierre [Brown] are very steady but with average speed,” McKenzie wrote. “Kerry [Franks] has great speed, but [is] inconsistent in receiving.”

The injury information alone would benefit gamblers, although Franchione told the San Antonio paper he asked subscribers “not to do that.” Franchione normally doesn’t tell the media about a player’s injury unless it’s season-ending.

For example, Franchione has acknowledged receiver Howard Morrow’s wrist injury only once, and that was on his weekly radio show. But Franchione said Friday that Morrow, a junior from Keller Fossil Ridge, is out for the year after wrist surgery.”

Yes, I’m sure a gambler will just not bet on a game that he has inside information on because Coach Fran said so. I wonder if he also sent out penis size and nude photos as well.

Two members of the A&M board of regents were stunned when told about the newsletter.

“I’ll say this. I’ve never heard of somebody paying for information,” said Gene Stallings, an A&M regent and former head coach. “I’ve had friends of mine call me and ask what’s happening, and I would share it with them. But as for me providing information to a certain group of people while I was coaching, I never did that.”

Regent Erle Nye of Dallas said: “I’d just be surprised as I could be. I don’t suppose there’s anything wrong with it, but first of all, I’m surprised he’s got time.”

Oh former Alabama coach Stallings has never heard of anyone paying for information. (cough bullshit cough) Nice jab by Erle Nye that was gold. What makes this situation even worse is this was transmitted in e-mail, which is not the safest form to be sending out confidential information. Boosters are a major problem in college athletics, I despise them. Boosters also seem to be causing the most problems for Big 12 schools. Every school has this problem but when you placate to them you’re only giving them more power while losing control of your program.

So I profess on this day 10/01/07.

TtT

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