Mon Nov 05 12:31:10 PST 2007
Reporter: Mark Van Paasschen
Fran to SMU??
As the great Ron Burgundy once said: "I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back." So, here goes:
SMU will hire Dennis Franchione. As news breaks today that the A&M brass have reached a buyout agreement with Coach Fran, I am here to tell you that the affable head coach will land at SMU for the 2008 season.
Coach Fran has won everywhere he's been, including A&M, (he just hasn't won enough there). I think it makes sense to bring a guy with tremendous recruiting ties in Texas to a school that's struggled to bring in solid players. He's a coach that's proven he can win, and that's what the Mustangs need.
If I'm SMU, I get this done today. Heck I get it done yesterday.
Mark Van Paasschen