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Dennis Franchione lands new five-year deal from Texas State

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Following up on its first season at the FBS level, and a couple of months ahead of its official move to a new league, Texas State has handed its head coach a little additional job security.

The school announced late last week that coach Dennis Franchione has agreed to terms on a new five-year contract.  Per the terms of his new deal, Franchione will remain at his current salary until Feb. 2014, when it increases to $400,000 for the remaining years.

Last season, Franchione made a little over $360,000 in total pay.

“Coach Franchione has been a strong leader for our program, increased visibility, generated a high level of enthusiasm and instilled a strong work ethic for student-athletes on and off the field, ” said TSU president Dr. Denise Trauth. “He also has helped guide the program into the coveted ranks of the Football Bowl Subdivision. There has been great buzz about being elevated to the top level of college football, and we expect more good things as our program grows.”

Franchione, previously the head coach at, among others, Alabama and Texas A&M, has been at Texas State the past two seasons.  The Bobcats have gone 10-14 during that time, including 4-8 last season.

In July of this year, Texas State will move from the football-defunct WAC to the Sun Belt.

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5 Responses to “Dennis Franchione lands new five-year deal from Texas State”
  1. thegamecocker says: May 6, 2013 9:12 AM

    Maybe he learned his lesson about money. It doesn’t necessarily provide emotional stability. He’s a good coach.

  2. Deb says: May 6, 2013 4:03 PM

    No offense to Texas State … but how the mighty have fallen.

  3. linedrivehit says: May 6, 2013 4:31 PM

    This is the guy, who at Alabama, told the players to hold on to their end of the rope… then promptly let his end go and bolted for A&M… not that I’m complaining now! Three out of four national titles for Bama and Coach Fran is where????

  4. goodfieldnohit says: May 7, 2013 7:28 AM

    Franchione was the worst coach at A&M in the last 40 years. He sold secret news letters to boosters just so he could further line his wallet. He ruined QB Stephen McGee. He made a living out of signing players who never showed up on campus, and left the team with zero depth by the time he was fired.

    Forgive me if I applaud him at Texas State, this guy is the very definition of scumbag.

  5. Deb says: May 7, 2013 12:51 PM

    @goodfieldnohit …

    Some of my family still bristle at the mention of Franchione’s name because of the way he left Bama. As I’ve posted about other coaches, a guy has a right to change jobs if he wants–though leaving in the middle of a season (Petrino/Falcons) or the middle of dinner (Tuberville/Texas Tech) says a lot about his character. But I’ve always felt Bama dodged a bullet when Franchione left us for A&M. Reading your post makes me glad he bolted when he did. Good riddance.

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