Big 12 Media Day Notes from Day 2Posted: July 25, 2007
Reading James Hale’s article, and this really stands out
We detailed OU yesterday, but after another day one point does stand out. Bob Stoops always wants to wipe the slate clean and start over, saying that what you did last year will not get you style points this year. Contrast this to the attitude of less successful programs who try to build on any glimmer of success from the previous year.
Which brings up our next candidate, Texas A&M and coach Dennis Franchione, who was like a broken record when anyone suggested that he might be on a chair warmer than a red coil on an electric stove.
“We won nine games last year, we beat our arch rival, upset OSU at their place and came within two points of beating Oklahoma and one of beating Nebraska. So we could have easily won 13 games.”
As Fran fails to mention, the pastry shop the Aggies ate their way through in non-conference play, included The Citadel, UL Lafayette; Army and Louisiana Tech. Perhaps Fran feels the heat as this year’s non-conference schedule is at least a step up — Montana State, Fresno, UL Monroe and Miami. Plus road games at Tech, Missouri, OU and Nebraska.
Sometimes it appears that Fran is a mechanical man with fake hair, a fake face and that same stunned look in his eyes. But what else could we expect from someone who is the head coach at the cult known as A&M?
Here’s one Fran quote that’s sure to inspire thousands:
“Last year we were undefeated on the road (Baylor, OSU, Kansas and Texas). We never lack for confidence, but your confidence belief system is different after going undefeated.”
Yikes! Look out, Little Rock. The Aggies are going to alter their belief system? That was probably the scariest news of the day.
Some of the Frannies do pose some threat of prowess, as QB Stephen McGee, RB Jorvorskie Lane, RB Michael Goodson and TE Martellus Bennett are all capable of big plays. But an uncertain defense, once known as the wreaking crew will keep the Aggies below Texas and OU, and possibly could cause them to slip below Texas Tech, a fate worse than death since these two wannabe’s decided to start a rivalry featuring flying tortillas and postgame, onfield ousting with discarded goal posts and swords.