Friday, November 23, 2007

Texas A&M vs. Texas

Today is a big day in Aggie football: the big rivalry game with Texas. It is also significant as it could be Coach Dennis Franchione's last day on the job. I don't know if there is really anything that can save him right now. Since his arrival at A&M, he has talked a big game but he has not coached that many. The Aggies currently have a record of 6-5 with only minimal hopes of getting an invite to a bowl game. Last year's mediocre season and Fran's job were saved by the upset victory over the Longhorns in Austin. A win this year against Texas would be great but it might just be too little too late for Fran. But alas, I get ahead of myself. Let the game be played and see where the chips fall. This one is for all the guys who go out there every weekend and play in the game!

Gig 'Em Aggies and Beat the Hell Outta tu!!!!

UPDATE: The second half just started and I have to say that I am amazed at this point by how dominant the Ags have been. Texas A&M has managed to hold the advantage at this point by a score of 17-3. We still have to wait and see what the half-time adjustments hold but things are looking pretty good for the Ags right now. Of course, Texas has been a second half team this year and there is still a lot of game left. Meanwhile, here is a picture of my dad taken on campus today just before the game started. With the score the way it is, this might not seem aprops, but it sure is funny as hell!

UPDATE: Two in a row baby!!!! Ags win by a score of 38-30! I thought that someday I would live to see the Ags beat Texas two years in a row, but I never thought it would be this year. I sort of have to feel for Francione a little because of his responses to questions in the post-game interview on the field. He didn't seem to be answering questions like he would still be the coach tomorrow. It's unfortunate, but why couldn't his teams played this well and consistently over the past five years? This team has talent and they showed what they could do if they think they can win and really want to win. I just don't understand why Fran couldn't motivate his team to play this way all year long. I'll be honest, if Fran is fired, it's going to make the Ags look like ungrateful a-holes, but if we had lost today, we would just be perennial losers. It is sad but I only hope that whatever happens over the next few days is in the best interest of the future of Aggie football. The life of a coach is hard and they know that getting into it. Tonight, Coach Fran should enjoy this win with his team and just take it one day at a time. Gig 'Em Ags!

1 comment:

Timmie Smith said...

Fran leaving doesn't make us look like ungrateful a-holes. The reason he stepped down was opt repeated in the broadcast. "This is a totally different game plan from what the Aggies have executed all year." If the game plan had been that inspired all season then Fran wouldn't have had a problem.

The picture of your Dad is great. Another tacky statement of Aggie sentiment was on display at the mall. Inspirations was selling t-shirts that had "BUYOUT" in large print across the front. Underneath in small print was the phrase, "Anyone have change for a dollar?"

So today we have our cake and eat it too. A win over the rival and the dismissal of a coach.