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JayCee
09-20-2007, 05:44 AM
Tomorrow morning the Texas A&M Miami game is televised here live.

Which players should I look out for?

Mr. White
09-20-2007, 07:35 AM
I think that this might be a good game. Neither team really looks like they've got a defense at this point, so I expect a high score.

I watched Miami get blown out by OU a few weeks ago and nobody really stood out that week. Maybe because the game was so boring, I kept switching to the other games. They don't have their names on their jerseys this year either, so that doesn't help.

The A&M offense looks like they'll produce some NFL players someday. I watched A&M play the same day against Fresno State and Jervorskie Lane seems like the guy that really stands out to me. He's the type of runner that gets the tough yards and tries to lay out tacklers. They alternate him with Mike Goodson, who's more of a finesse RB. It seems like they use those guys the same way that USC used Reggie Bush and Lendale White.

Stephen McGee is a pretty dangerous QB. He has a pretty good connection with Martellus Bennett (the TE.) He can make plays with his legs too.

I'm sure some of our Aggie friends around here could tell you more.

How are the All-Blacks looking this year?

Texan_Bill
09-20-2007, 07:58 AM
Actually Mr. White summed that up pretty well...

On defense, I like Dodge. He's a great story!! He served in the United States Army in the "Old Guard" which is an elite unit. Anyway, he was stationed at the Pentagon when 9/11 occurred. Oh, and he's a pretty good LB too.

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 07:59 AM
I think that this might be a good game. Neither team really looks like they've got a defense at this point, so I expect a high score.

I watched Miami get blown out by OU a few weeks ago and nobody really stood out that week. Maybe because the game was so boring, I kept switching to the other games. They don't have their names on their jerseys this year either, so that doesn't help.

The A&M offense looks like they'll produce some NFL players someday. I watched A&M play the same day against Fresno State and Jervorskie Lane seems like the guy that really stands out to me. He's the type of runner that gets the tough yards and tries to lay out tacklers. They alternate him with Mike Goodson, who's more of a finesse RB. It seems like they use those guys the same way that USC used Reggie Bush and Lendale White.

Stephen McGee is a pretty dangerous QB. He has a pretty good connection with Martellus Bennett (the TE.) He can make plays with his legs too.

I'm sure some of our Aggie friends around here could tell you more.

How are the All-Blacks looking this year?

That was a pretty good review of our team thus far. We have a few standouts on defense, but our secondary is a problem. They are a bunch of very physical guys, and we are pretty darn effective against the run. The passing game is a huge concern of mine.

Defensive players of note include LB Mark Dodge, a tackling machine who is always in the action, and defensive end Michael Bennett, who has made some big plays.

Texan_Bill
09-20-2007, 08:22 AM
Since Mr. White mentioned Martellus Bennett and TexansLucky mentioned Michael Bennett - don't get confused. Yes, they are brothers, but one is offense and one plays "D".

bah007
09-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Some Miami guys to watch out for:

QB Kyle Wright - he's got some talent but he is very inconsistent. There's a good chance that his play will determine which team wins.

RB - Javarris James - had 802 rushing yards & 5 TDs as a true freshman last year. This year he is getting 5.3 YPC & has 2 TDs.

RB - Graig Cooper - has 190 yards & 1 TD so far this year as a true freshman.

DE - Calais Campbell - 12 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, & 1 INT this year. Potentially the top DE prospect in the nation. 16 career sacks (11 last year).

S - Kenny Phillips - 25 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT. Potentially the top S prospect in the nation. 6 career INTs.

kastofsna
09-20-2007, 12:06 PM
Miami fan here.

um, don't worry about anyone except the RB's. Phillips is grossly overrated, i'm still waiting for him to play a game where he lives up to his potential. everyone that says he's better than Sean Taylor or Ed Reed....pppppffffttttttt, those guys won games almost on their own. Campbell is a beast, but we got a 2005 NC State-type d-line. focus on Campbell too much and someone else will get ya

James and Cooper, however, are good for 100 yards a piece if given the carries. but that may not even happen, as our OC is an *****.

A&M wins by 3 touchdowns at least

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 12:23 PM
Miami fan here.

um, don't worry about anyone except the RB's. Phillips is grossly overrated, i'm still waiting for him to play a game where he lives up to his potential. everyone that says he's better than Sean Taylor or Ed Reed....pppppffffttttttt, those guys won games almost on their own. Campbell is a beast, but we got a 2005 NC State-type d-line. focus on Campbell too much and someone else will get ya

James and Cooper, however, are good for 100 yards a piece if given the carries. but that may not even happen, as our OC is an *****.

A&M wins by 3 touchdowns at least

I guess I didn't know how bad it was in Miami. I expected this to be our first test, considering the nature of the game (Thursday night, our first away game).

If they can't activate a passing game (and it seems you don't think they will be able to), they won't win this game. The only teams who will beat us this year are those who can pass effectively and spread out our defense.

bah007
09-20-2007, 12:29 PM
I guess I didn't know how bad it was in Miami. I expected this to be our first test, considering the nature of the game (Thursday night, our first away game).

If they can't activate a passing game (and it seems you don't think they will be able to), they won't win this game. The only teams who will beat us this year are those who can pass effectively and spread out our defense.

Are you predicting losses to Texas Tech & Texas???

kastofsna
09-20-2007, 12:30 PM
i really have no reason at all to think they can pass effectively against anyone. couldn't do it against Marshall or FIU for the love of pete

however, i will point out the simple fact that Miami has always been extremely pumped up for primetime games, so they'll be putting their best game forward

Goldensilence
09-20-2007, 03:04 PM
I have a friend here who is a Big UM fan. If UM can hold the front seven against the run this could be an interesting game.While McGee is tough as they come his passing skills are suspect.

Miami has the talent of course, the problem has been inconsistent QB play since Ken Dorsey left. Once coach Shannons gets that done this team will be up there again...until then well they'll be up and down.

JayCee
09-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the info guys - looking forward to watching the game. More often than not I enjoy college more than the NFL.

Mr White - the rugby world cup is on at the moment (if you didn't know) so it's going to be incredibility nervous times as we get closer to the business end of the tournament.
The All Blacks have been dominating world rugby for the last 4 years, so if we don't win the cup this year, then we're never going to win it. Our old foe South Africa are looking good, and it looks like we'll be meeting them in the final if results go as planned - they are the only team that has beaten us every year in the last 4 years (we play Aussie and South Africa 3 times a year).

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 04:28 PM
The thing with McGee is that he was a top rated passing quarterback in high school, he can throw the ball but Fran never opens the playbook. I hate the fact that Fran was susposed to be this great offense mastermind when they brought him in and we have been running this same crappy predictable crap since he got here. I never thought I would say I wish we were still running Slocums offense. Yeah I said it. Our offense is boring and predictable.
We will go out there tonight and run a bunch of options and halfback delays out of the shotgun formation. Lane and Goodson are great running backs but if Miami can figure out how to stop the run like Fresno St. did, we could be in for a long night. I say Aggies win 31-24!

And for the guys who were talking about Dodge, he is a machine. Leads the team in tackles and is one of the toughest football players I have ever seen. During the Fresno St. game he got helped off the field twice and was back in there twice limping around and all wraped up. He is a modern day Gladiator.

Gig'em

Vinny
09-20-2007, 06:47 PM
game time!

bah007
09-20-2007, 06:49 PM
Looks like A&M isnt ready.

Vinny
09-20-2007, 06:56 PM
the Miami O line looks like it is more physical than the Aggie D line so far.

bah007
09-20-2007, 07:03 PM
Miami gets an 18 play drive for a TD on their first possesion.

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 07:06 PM
Are you predicting losses to Texas Tech & Texas???

Texas Tech will be one of our hardest games. I will be highly surprised if we win that one. We just don't match up against them very well at all.

I am not worried about Texas.

Miami gets an 18 play drive for a TD on their first possesion.

Yep, they did good. Our guys definitely need to wake up if they want to take the W tonight.

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 07:11 PM
Did you see that block??? I LOVE IT!

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 07:28 PM
The Ags don't even look like they want to be there. We need a huge play to boost our morale, otherwise this game is done. They just need to play some football.

(and as I type this, we get a sack for an 11 yard loss)

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Sweet! Now they need to capitalize on this!!!

Vinny
09-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Miami has the mo and then they call some dufus fake play action stuff and get too cute then fumble the ball...didn't like that sequence from the new coach.

aj.
09-20-2007, 07:56 PM
A&M has the most unimaginative offense I've seen on what's supposed to be a Tier 1 athletic program. They lack the playmakers on defense that has been the hallmark of A&M football. Several years of crap recruiting are coming to roost. They are being exposed tonight by a bad team and the only good thing that can come of this game and the likely losses to Tech, Nebraska, Texas, OU, Missouri and maybe even Baylor or OSU is the firing of Franchione and a renewal of the proud tradition that is obviously lost. The Ags have some talent and a lot of good kids and I feel bad for them having to work under this regime.

Kaiser Toro
09-20-2007, 07:57 PM
I bet AJ and Winston have texted Kubiak and McKinney in the last few minutes.

Vinny
09-20-2007, 07:57 PM
Miami cashed in and is on their way to a blow out. Doesn't look like the Ags can stay on the field with them.

Vinny
09-20-2007, 07:59 PM
good lord...another fumble. Miami is too physical for them.

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 08:13 PM
A&M has the most unimaginative offense I've seen on what's supposed to be a Tier 1 athletic program. They lack the playmakers on defense that has been the hallmark of A&M football. Several years of crap recruiting are coming to roost. They are being exposed tonight by a bad team and the only good thing that can come of this game and the likely losses to Tech, Nebraska, Texas, OU, Missouri and maybe even Baylor or OSU is the firing of Franchione and a renewal of the proud tradition that is obviously lost. The Ags have some talent and a lot of good kids and I feel bad for them having to work under this regime.



See, where your wrong here is that there recruiting hasnt been that bad. McGee, Bennett, Bennett, Lane, Goodson, Harrington etc. were all top recruits in high school.

Turns out they dont have a coach or coaching staff that put them in position to win.

I am a die hard aggie (Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2005) but this is the way I see it. We will lose tonight, to Texas, get Killed by OU, lose to Nebraska, and probably Tech and Fran gets fired. Finally, this has been a long time coming. He has no more RC Slocum excuses for losing. These are all his guys.

I think the only reason he kept his job last year is because he beat Texas. I think we might still be able to beat Texas this year at home. But if we get humiliated more than once this year he is gone.

Errant Hothy
09-20-2007, 08:18 PM
See, where your wrong here is that there recruiting hasnt been that bad. McGee, Bennett, Bennett, Lane, Goodson, Harrington etc. were all top recruits in high school.

Turns out they dont have a coach or coaching staff that put them in position to win.

I am a die hard aggie (Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2005) but this is the way I see it. We will lose tonight, to Texas, get Killed by OU, lose to Nebraska, and probably Tech and Fran gets fired. Finally, this has been a long time coming. He has no more RC Slocum excuses for losing. These are all his guys.

I think the only reason he kept his job last year is because he beat Texas. I think we might still be able to beat Texas this year at home. But if we get humiliated more than once this year he is gone.

I don't know about the level of recruits being that good, in fact I would say it had dropped of since RC left. Fact, in RC's final year he had put more players in the NFL then any other coach in the Big 12. How many of Fran's (a&m)recruits are in the NFL? Now granted very few of Fran's guys have entered the draft, but still how many currently on the roster are considered NFl caliber players? 3, maybe 4.

I will always contend that firing RC might have been a mistake, but replacing him with Fran was definatly a mistake.

Kaiser Toro
09-20-2007, 08:20 PM
They just got pushed around in the first half and frankly they look scared. Facing a bad Miami team whose swagger is as stale as a french fry under the driver's seat.

kastofsna
09-20-2007, 08:20 PM
how sweet it is to be wrong sometimes

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 08:25 PM
I don't know about the level of recruits being that good, in fact I would say it had dropped of since RC left. Fact, in RC's final year he had put more players in the NFL then any other coach in the Big 12. How many of Fran's (a&m)recruits are in the NFL? Now granted very few of Fran's guys have entered the draft, but still how many currently on the roster are considered NFl caliber players? 3, maybe 4.

I will always contend that firing RC might have been a mistake, but replacing him with Fran was definatly a mistake.


I always thought it was a big mistake to get rid of Slocum, he only had one losing season. But he didnt leave Fran with much. Our recruiting dropped when Texas starting playing well, in the 80's and 90's we dominated Texas and recruiting. But the tides changed. I dont think we will be able to turn the tides back with Fran.

kastofsna
09-20-2007, 08:27 PM
Facing a bad Miami team whose swagger is as stale as a french fry under the driver's seat.
miami gets up for these primetime games, tis a fact...

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 08:29 PM
miami gets up for these primetime games, tis a fact...


Or maybe we just get down for them :gun:

All I can say is im not shocked but im shocked. Does that make any sense?

Ckw
09-20-2007, 08:33 PM
Man and I don't know whether to be happy or sad about A&M passing on Kubiak. He wanted to coach at A&M and we opted for Fran. As an Aggie, I'm sad. As a Texan, I'm glad. Hmm...

sakebomb
09-20-2007, 08:34 PM
Time to put in the freshmen from Humble. Go Wildcats!!!

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 08:36 PM
Man and I don't know whether to be happy or sad about A&M passing on Kubiak. He wanted to coach at A&M and we opted for Fran. As an Aggie, I'm sad. As a Texan, I'm glad. Hmm...


I had heard that he had no interest at all. That we had interest in him and he wanted to stay at the pro level.

Same with Mike Sherman, we should have fired Fran last year and tried to hire Butch Davis.

Ckw
09-20-2007, 09:10 PM
I had heard that he had no interest at all. That we had interest in him and he wanted to stay at the pro level.

Same with Mike Sherman, we should have fired Fran last year and tried to hire Butch Davis.

You sure about that? Because I remember at the time Kubiak going to interview for the job. I'd figure if you went to interview you'd at least be interested. But I could be wrong. Man this game sucks.

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 09:14 PM
You sure about that? Because I remember at the time Kubiak going to interview for the job. I'd figure if you went to interview you'd at least be interested. But I could be wrong. Man this game sucks.


This game does suck, and I am almost possitive about Kubiak. He used to coach there he was on a staff with Mike Sherman, and Bob Davey. Remember last year during the OU game when Bob Davey was ripping on us about reveille's cemetary. He doesnt like TAMU anymore for some reason. I guess Slocum pissed him off.

aj.
09-20-2007, 09:16 PM
See, where your wrong here is that there recruiting hasnt been that bad. .

If you think A&Ms talent is anywhere close to where it should be, you need to refocus. The recruiting has been terrible the past few years as a whole. Big schools in power conferences will always draw a few like McGee, J Train, Goodson, Bennett, etc. - the noted exceptions - but A&M hasn't been drawing in high quality players in the numbers they used to in a long time. Maybe you missed what I said about the Ags having some talent and a lot of good kids. Franchione and his entire staff needs to be shown the door as soon as the Texas game ends, because there will be no bowling. Tonight is an embarrassment for Texas football no matter who you root for.

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 09:27 PM
If you think A&Ms talent is anywhere close to where it should be, you need to refocus. The recruiting has been terrible the past few years as a whole. Big schools in power conferences will always draw a few like McGee, J Train, Goodson - the noted exceptions - but A&M hasn't been drawing in high quality players in the numbers they used to in a long time. Maybe you missed what I said about the Ags having some talent and a lot of good kids. Franchione and his entire staff needs to be shown the door as soon as the Texas game ends, because there will be no bowling. Tonight is an embarrassment for Texas football no matter who you root for.

Agreed, but they do have enough talent to be competitive. They went 9-3 last year and we have 18 returning starters. Why did we get worse. Coach Fran is terrible thats why. Its hard to be an aggie right now.

houstonhurricane
09-20-2007, 09:29 PM
Miami fan here.

um, don't worry about anyone except the RB's. Phillips is grossly overrated, i'm still waiting for him to play a game where he lives up to his potential. everyone that says he's better than Sean Taylor or Ed Reed....pppppffffttttttt, those guys won games almost on their own. Campbell is a beast, but we got a 2005 NC State-type d-line. focus on Campbell too much and someone else will get ya

James and Cooper, however, are good for 100 yards a piece if given the carries. but that may not even happen, as our OC is an *****.

A&M wins by 3 touchdowns at least

Uh, Kas, I don't know what kind of fan you are; however, your predictions are not worth sh%&.

Ckw
09-20-2007, 09:33 PM
I thought the first 2 or 3 years Fran had a top 10 recruiting class. Recently though they have been sub par. Regardless, A&M looks terrible. Put in Jerrod Johnson!

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 09:34 PM
Uh, Kas, I don't know what kind of fan you are; however, your predictions are not worth sh%&.

lol...This game makes OU look pretty scary. Damn

Congrats Houston Hurricane

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 09:34 PM
I thought the first 2 or 3 years Fran had a top 10 recruiting class. Recently though they have been sub par. Regardless, A&M looks terrible. Put in Jerrod Johnson!



I would love to see JJ

houstonhurricane
09-20-2007, 09:48 PM
lol...This game makes OU look pretty scary. Damn

Congrats Houston Hurricane

CL,

Thanks for the kind words. I went to the OU game and they just looked flat out faster and stronger than us. That being said, I hope you guys play them tough and beat those 'Horns!

houstonhurricane
09-20-2007, 09:49 PM
I would love to see JJ

You got him...Man, he looked pretty solid.

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-20-2007, 09:53 PM
You got him...Man, he looked pretty solid.


Thats our future. Maybe our next week.

Fran is sooooo gone after this season unless a miricle happens.

kastofsna
09-20-2007, 10:02 PM
Uh, Kas, I don't know what kind of fan you are; however, your predictions are not worth sh%&.
oh please, i didn't say anything any other canes fan hasn't witnessed this season.

TexansLucky13
09-20-2007, 10:07 PM
They just got pushed around in the first half and frankly they look scared. Facing a bad Miami team whose swagger is as stale as a french fry under the driver's seat.

They weren't scared, the defense just didn't seem to care. The offense looked a bit lost, but fear is not what they were experiencing. Jorvorskie was pissed that Fran didn't give him more playing time, though.... and I agree with him.

I say fire Fran and start Jerrod Johnson.

Scooter
09-21-2007, 12:55 AM
A&M is my favorite college, but they showed the whole reason i dont watch a lot of college football. is their entire playbook just variations of the option run?

The Dude Abides
09-21-2007, 12:57 AM
im embarrassed right now.

Goldensilence
09-21-2007, 01:02 AM
I think the downfall of recruiting for A&M has been several fold. RC used to get some good East Texas talent...LSU has encroached on that area. USC got back on its feet and RC used to pull good talent from California. OU is pulling north Texas and well....UT will usually get its pick first in Texas talent. Yeah and well..Fran hasn't helped.

I don't see the big suprise here in terms of recruiting. I missed the game as i was at work but saw the score from my phone. Wow.

CLTEXAN_FAN
09-21-2007, 01:05 AM
I think the downfall of recruiting for A&M has been several fold. RC used to get some good East Texas talent...LSU has encroached on that area. USC got back on its feet and RC used to pull good talent from California. OU is pulling north Texas and well....UT will usually get its pick first in Texas talent. Yeah and well..Fran hasn't helped.

I don't see the big suprise here in terms of recruiting. I missed the game as i was at work but saw the score from my phone. Wow.

You didnt miss much. Unless you're a Miami fan in that case you missed a great game.

Vinny
09-21-2007, 01:10 AM
Uh, Kas, I don't know what kind of fan you are; however, your predictions are not worth sh%&.
If you think about it, he has an amazing track record. I've never seen anyone so consistently wrong over such a long period of time. It took Swiss watch makers hundreds of years to produce a timepiece as consistent as Kast.

kastofsna
09-21-2007, 01:19 AM
brilliant, vinny. right now my predictions of vince young look far better than yours.

Kaiser Toro
09-21-2007, 06:18 AM
They weren't scared, the defense just didn't seem to care. The offense looked a bit lost, but fear is not what they were experiencing. Jorvorskie was pissed that Fran didn't give him more playing time, though.... and I agree with him.

I say fire Fran and start Jerrod Johnson.

They were scared. Flat footed tackling while waiting for the offensive player to make a move, cheap shots on the field and a pure lack for showing up to a nationally televised statement game.

Jorvorskie looked like a big baby on the sidelines. If he wants to play in a game where the team is behind by double digits he may want to lose some pounds or learn to play another position. He got a taste of what Sundays will feel like next year, except he will be crying from the couch and knocking cheezy poofs out of the server's hands.

I was embarrased for the Big 12 last night, that was awful. Fran needs to be let go immediately. Unfortunately for this UT fan, Fran will run out of time and not be back next year.

aj.
09-21-2007, 07:28 AM
http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/archives/2007/09/almost_time_for.html

And please save your very mature 'Richard Justice is a tool' remarks. There's some very good points made in this blog entry and in the follow on comments.

Mr. White
09-21-2007, 07:31 AM
I bet AJ and Winston have texted Kubiak and McKinney in the last few minutes.

lol....I resemble that remark.

Kinda funny nowadays that you don't have to leave a trash-talking message on someone's answering machine anymore because they're too pissed off to pick up the phone. I left countless "How about them Cowboys" messages during the 19-10 game.

You send 'em a text and they get the message for sure. And then the local newspaper takes a picture of them in the stands looking destitute....

Texan_Bill
09-21-2007, 08:05 AM
Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic!!!!

Fire Fran........... NOW!!!!!!

Nice play calling... Let's confuse them by not letting Lane touch the ball until the 3rd quarter. Let's continue to try to run the ball up the gut...... Whatever!!

Fran, you and your staff need to start packing your bags!!


Go Coogs Go!!!!

bah007
09-21-2007, 08:23 AM
A few reasons why Aggies fans are correct in blaming Fran:

1. Your offense gets all of 38 yards in the 1st half.
2. Jorvorskie Lane carries the ball only 2 times for a grand total of 2 yards.
3. You are losing by 24 points at halftime to an unranked opponent.
4. Your QB is your leading rusher with 2.4 YPC.
5. You complete only 3 passes to WRs in a whole game.
6. You are outscored by the Astros.

bah007
09-21-2007, 08:28 AM
A little history on Fran from Wikipedia.

Finally, while it has never been confirmed, many hypothesize that Franchione was sent to A&M as a Mack Brown operative in order to bleed the tradition-rich university dry of any passion for football. The obvious benefit for Brown would be easier recruiting and an easier game on T+1. In fact, some believe the coordination is so sinister that Brown has agreed to lose to A&M whenever Fran's job is at stake so long as nothing is at stake for Texas during that season. Evidence of this came at the end of the 2006 season when Texas lost to A&M 12-7 despite A&M's reluctance to use the forward pass. Others also point to the number of Texas rejects now working under Fran at A&M as more evidence of this conspiracy. Finally, the most damaging evidence seems to be Fran himself. As many, inlcuding ESPN commentators Flutie, James, and Fowler, have noted, Fran's coaching at A&M has been woefully inept. The degree of ineptitude has been so severe that most accept Fran has to be doing this on purpose. For instance, could anyone truly think that handing the ball to Jorvorskie Lane only twice in the 2007 Miami game would work? With all of this evidence now in hand, many former so-called "sunshine pumpers" have begun to change their tune and call for the ouster of Fran. Whether this happens remains to be seen...Texas Aggies can only hope that AD Bill Byrne is not a Brown operative, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Franchione

Texans Horror
09-21-2007, 08:31 AM
Well, I guess that's one way to lose a trap game. They should have known the Canes would come on strong.

Errant Hothy
09-21-2007, 08:33 AM
A little history on Fran from Wikipedia.



Finally, while it has never been confirmed, many hypothesize that Franchione was sent to A&M as a Mack Brown operative in order to bleed the tradition-rich university dry of any passion for football. The obvious benefit for Brown would be easier recruiting and an easier game on T+1. In fact, some believe the coordination is so sinister that Brown has agreed to lose to A&M whenever Fran's job is at stake so long as nothing is at stake for Texas during that season. Evidence of this came at the end of the 2006 season when Texas lost to A&M 12-7 despite A&M's reluctance to use the forward pass. Others also point to the number of Texas rejects now working under Fran at A&M as more evidence of this conspiracy. Finally, the most damaging evidence seems to be Fran himself. As many, inlcuding ESPN commentators Flutie, James, and Fowler, have noted, Fran's coaching at A&M has been woefully inept. The degree of ineptitude has been so severe that most accept Fran has to be doing this on purpose. For instance, could anyone truly think that handing the ball to Jorvorskie Lane only twice in the 2007 Miami game would work? With all of this evidence now in hand, many former so-called "sunshine pumpers" have begun to change their tune and call for the ouster of Fran. Whether this happens remains to be seen...Texas Aggies can only hope that AD Bill Byrne is not a Brown operative, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Franchione


Now that is funny.

bah007
09-21-2007, 08:33 AM
To those who think that A&M is still recruiting well, Fran has signed 1 blue chip prospect during his tenure at A&M (Martellus Bennett, 05).

FirstTexansFan
09-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Many years ago, every Aggie had a bumper sticker that said "KEEP FRED!". If I was a entrepreneur and lived in Austin, I'd be printing a bunch of "KEEP FRANCIS!" stickers about now ;) I've said it since Francis's hiring, but it's fallen on deaf ears. This guy is a loser. He left Alabama in a mess, and I respect no coach that would do that. RC may have been a slow talking, non-offensive minded coach, but at least he had class. Fire this bum, and lets bring back RC, at least we'll lose with dignity.

Kaiser Toro
09-21-2007, 08:34 AM
Well, I guess that's one way to lose a trap game. They should have known the Canes would come on strong.

I have watched two Miami games including last night. I saw nothing strong from them again last night. The Aggies simply did not come to play.

HoustonFrog
09-21-2007, 08:36 AM
I tell you what Fran's biggest problem is....he had LT and a top D coordinator at TCU....Patterson. People saw pre-TCU and then TCU and thought the guy was magic. In reality Patterson is a better coach right now and has done more with TCU nationally than Fran has at A&M...with a massively smaller budget. Fran lost his guys and now he can't find any consistency. He deserves it after showing up the the Heisman ceremony for LT wearing his Alabama tie. The guy is scum.

bah007
09-21-2007, 08:38 AM
According to rivals.com:

Texas A&M has finished #27 & #43 in recruiting the last 2 years.

That would be 6th & 8th, respectively, in the Big 12. Not very good at all.

Texan_Bill
09-21-2007, 08:40 AM
A few reasons why Aggies fans are correct in blaming Fran:

1. Your offense gets all of 38 yards in the 1st half.
2. Jorvorskie Lane carries the ball only 2 times for a grand total of 2 yards.
3. You are losing by 24 points at halftime to an unranked opponent.
4. Your QB is your leading rusher with 2.4 YPC.
5. You complete only 3 passes to WRs in a whole game.
6. You are outscored by the Astros.

YUP!!! That's pretty much it - in a nut shell.

Goldensilence
09-21-2007, 10:43 AM
A few reasons why Aggies fans are correct in blaming Fran:

1. Your offense gets all of 38 yards in the 1st half.
2. Jorvorskie Lane carries the ball only 2 times for a grand total of 2 yards.
3. You are losing by 24 points at halftime to an unranked opponent.
4. Your QB is your leading rusher with 2.4 YPC.
5. You complete only 3 passes to WRs in a whole game.
6. You are outscored by the Astros.

Wow now that is just a low blow.

7. Baylor now looks like a tough oppopnent.

All we need is a SH rant to seal this thread.

76Texan
09-21-2007, 10:48 AM
Trade Fran for Jr!:user:

Texan_Bill
09-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Link:
Fire Dennis Franchione . com (http://firedennisfranchione.com/)

HoustonFrog
09-21-2007, 11:44 AM
Link:
Fire Dennis Franchione . com (http://firedennisfranchione.com/)

Don't forget about

http://www.firefranpetition.com/

http://www.franunderfire.com/

Texan_Bill
09-21-2007, 11:55 AM
Don't forget about

http://www.firefranpetition.com/

http://www.franunderfire.com/

Right!!!

Thanks!

GlassHalfFull
09-21-2007, 11:59 AM
A little history on Fran from Wikipedia.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Franchione

I wonder how long this will last on wiki. I'm glad it is forever immortalized here. LOL.

Texans Horror
09-21-2007, 12:04 PM
I have watched two Miami games including last night. I saw nothing strong from them again last night. The Aggies simply did not come to play.

I stand corrected. I only saw some highlights and the final score. In the highlights I saw, the Miami passing game looked like it was moving with relative ease. I assumed it was because Miami brought the heavy on their final Thursday night game in the Orange Bowl. I guess I was wrong. A&M really is that bad.

Texan_Bill
09-21-2007, 12:06 PM
I wish I could edit the wiki entry....

It would say "Dennis Franchione FIRED at halftime of the Aggies game with University of Miami, September 20, 2007"

HoustonFrog
09-21-2007, 12:15 PM
I wish I could edit the wiki entry....

It would say "Dennis Franchione FIRED at halftime of the Aggies game with University of Miami, September 20, 2007"

Remember when there was the "Sinbad Died" rumors and it was Wikipedia. Seriously, I editted it one time that day to say, "he is still alive but his career is dead." It was there for like a hour and I couldn't stop laughing..and then they took away his entry and stopped edits. Shame

Mr teX
09-21-2007, 12:48 PM
i went to sleep on that garbage last night. Fran's gotta know that the writing is on the wall & he should be scheduling that Mayflower truck to come & move all his things around 11/24/07 b/c i have little doubt he's out of aggieland.

Everyone knew they couldn't pass, Miami just exposed it real time in front of millions last night. Expect everyone else from here on out to load the box & watch the aggies football season go down the crapper..

I bet they wished they hired Gary Kubiak as head coach now.....