Posted September 28th, 2007 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Coach Fran

Not sure what to even think about this one, but the San Antonio Express-News is reporting that Texas A&M Coach Dennis Franchione had been selling inside information about his team to select boosters. This “secret” newsletter, called the “VIP Connection,” was available to these boosters for the hefty price of $1200 / year. Apparently detailed information about players’ injury status was made available, something Coach Fran usually keeps under wraps. Sounds like a sports gambler’s dream to me.

The Aggy athletic director Bill Byrne said that he was not aware of the newsletter (yeah right), and the money from the newsletter supposedly went to finance his personal website, I don’t know about you, but if I was getting that kind of money solely for my website, my site would look quite a bit better than Coach Fran’s.

Yet another black mark on what is turning out to be some rough times for Coach Fran’s reign in Aggyland. The funny thing about all of this? If A&M was actually winning games, this probably wouldn’t even be a big deal.



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  1. reply to  #1


    Why do you guys misspell Aggie? It’s ridiculous and kind of sad. You’re playing down to their level by imitating their pathetic little “t.u.” joke. I like to think not only are we classier than the poor Aggies, but smarter too. Maybe not.

  2. reply to  #2


    Maybe we should give Fran a call and offer our services? $18,000 per year for a site that looks like it’s updated once a week?

  3. reply to  #3

    Hook'Em Horns

    Its so dumb when they call us t.u. thats is just like calling them mta or shamu instead if tamu. their idiots.

  4. reply to  #4


    Aggy looks more like the singular version of Aggies to me.

    Take a chill pill Hazel, you take yourself too seriously.

  5. reply to  #5


    You are obviously not smarter. The contraction, Hook’em, is “they’re” not “their”. The illiterate should refrain from calling others idiots.

  6. reply to  #6


    Pwnd. This is a great site, but “Hook’Em” is the worst thing on it.

  7. reply to  #7

    Hook'Em Horns

    I seriously dont care what ya’ll say about me, I dont have to please any of you people. I know what grammar to use, I just didnt I type lazy on here so whatever. “aggy’s” suck!!! oh man I miss spelled aggy, and again. now ya’ll are going to point your fingers at me again.

    WHO GIVES A CRAP!!!!!!!

  8. reply to  #8

    Hook'Em Horns

    Oh and last time i checked a 3.95 GPA is pretty darn good. So yea I guess that does make me “not smart”. And yes they are idiots, seriously t.u. ( Texas University)

  9. reply to  #9


    GO K STATE!!!

  10. reply to  #10

    Lester G

    All jokes aside. This is despicable. This is up there with Pete Rose in my opinion. His players should ask to be released from their scholarships and transfer to other schools.

  11. reply to  #11

    Hook'Em Horns

    No its not, if anybody would want to be released from scholarships it should be norte dame. We lost one time to a (in my opinion) good team. College football is all about upsets.

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