Coach Fran Thanks the Fans: Coach Fran Thanks the Fans Texas State Head Coach Dennis Franchione took time to call… http://t.co/ZXbogpr1L6— D1SportsNet (@d1sportsnet) April 23, 2015
Can memory serve any of us right by taking us back to when Dennis Franchione was one of the hottest coaching commodities in College football betting? At the time, he was oozing with charisma that allowed him to serve football powerhouses likes of TCU (1997), Alabama (2000) and Texas A&M (2002). But 15 years later today, time has passed and things have changed to the point that it would be laughable for teams like Florida or Oklahoma to hire Franchione. That is what makes football coaching so interesting. Only by judging a coach over a given long period of time that we can identify the great, lucky or poor coaches. Looking at some coaches right now, it is hard to believe that they are the same people who had the winning DNA a few years ago. While coaches such as Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll and David Shaw have lived to become the stellar brands they were tagged, others—like the ones listed below—have turned out as the antithesis of their expectations.