Our ol' buddy Coach Fran is headed back to Division 1-A football. Sort of. He has been chosen as head coach at Texas State, where he was previously head coach in 1990 and 1991, before spurning them on his way to New Mexico. The whatever-in-the-hell-they-are's will make the move to Division 1-A at the end of the 2011 season. Per ESPN:
Former Alabama and Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione has accepted the head coaching position at Texas State a source close to the decision said Thursday.
Franchione was once head coach at Texas State which is slated to join the WAC in 2012.
And more from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram regarding his daughter:
Don't be surprised when Fran' hires his son, Brad, who recently resigned as head coach at Blinn Junior College. Brad Franchione won a pair of national titles there, but it was no secret he wanted to get out and try to crack the higher ranks of college football. I expect him to be the defensive coordinator. This is the break he wanted. It will also be starting point for his dad to begin the process of repairing the once pristine reputation he so carefully destroyed.
Quick, anybody know Texas State's main rival? But seriously, I hear that Kim is absolutely delighted with the news. No word yet on whether or not the deal includes Writer Mike. If so, those Friday's with Fran will be a hoot, and never underestimate the always interesting Kim's Korner. Yep, just vomited a little.
If any of you guys can come up with a good public burning ceremony / idea for next football season that does not violate any applicable laws, destroy all of my Earthly possessions, or will otherwise result in my life ending in an accidental cremation, I'll offer this one up as a sacrifice to the Football Gods next season. Gotta come up with something good, though, going to need something more elaborate than a video camera and a Bic lighter to send this one to the ash heap of history.