Monday, November 06, 2006

Fire Fran!

Mikeandtim have many things in common, as well as many different opinions. This however is unanimous (as much as unanimity can exist amongst two (2) people)- The Texas A&M Aggies need to fire Coach Dennis Franchione.

The Aggies lost 17-16 to the Oklahoma Sooners this past weekend in a game where the following took place: The Aggies were down 17-10 with less than 8 minutes left in the fourth (4th) quarter. Seven (7) points. Touchdown + Extra point. We have the ball on the Oklahoma 2-yd. line and we have the best short yardage-touchdown scoring fullback in ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL. 3rd and Goal.

We throw a pass. A PASS. I would bet my genitalia that Jorvorskie Lane scores on either 3rd or 4th down from the 2-yard line. This would have tied the game. Worst case scenario? He gets stopped twice, and Oklahoma gets the ball virtually on THEIR goal line. Our defense was playing great during the second half, as Oklahoma was forced to throw the ball- which they suck at. This would have practically insured another, and better, shot at the end zone- which would have been okay.

Well- as if that wasn't bad enough, we get the ball to the Oklahoma 22-yd line with about 3:30 left in the game and are faced with about 4th and 4 yards. We are LOSING 17-13. A FIELD GOAL is only worth THREE (3) POINTS. I may be an Aggie, but I know enough math to realize that YET ANOTHER FIELD GOAL WILL STILL HAVE US BEHIND BY ONE (1) POINT! What does Fran do? KICKS ANOTHER FIELD GOAL. This is painful to me. I hate playing for the field goal. Make them beat us. Giving a top-25 team the football with roughly 3 minutes left and the lead is stupid. Go for the victory! Every single Aggie fan would have preferred that Franchione went for it on 3rd and 2 or 4th and 2 with J-Lane earlier, and every Aggie fan wanted Franchione to go for it on 4th and 4 from the 22. HAVE SOME MALE GENITALIA FRAN!

All in all, I was not disheartened by the loss- OU is a good football team that was ranked higher than we were. We played well. I was disheartened by the MANNER in which we lost. If you are going to lose- do so in a brilliant manner. Go out with a fight. A field goal is not a fight- I don't care what anyone says. Do so by GOING FOR IT. Go for it all. Go for the victory. Losing 17-10 or 20-10 or 24-10 is just the same as losing 17-16, because it is still a LOSS. Therefore- given his track record and this opportunity...'s position is official: FIRE FRAN.


At 11/13/2006 06:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's not the coach, but the players. If memory serves, he had a pretty good winning streak at TCU :)


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