Franchione completed just two years of a 5-year contract and left a 10-year deal on the table to return to Texas. Franchione came from Texas Christian University to Alabama.
Texas A&M fired coach R.C. Slocum on Monday with three years remaining on a seven-year contract. While Alabama fans may be disappointed, it's a totally different reaction at Texas A&M. Fan's there say they're optimistic about their football team's future. "Hopefully, he'll bring us the second-coming of Ladanian Tomlinson like he did at TCU," said one of the faithful. Another stated, "TCU wasn't that good before he got there. He took them on a ride. Alabama had a really good season and it seems it had a lot to do with him. We do have a ton of talent and we do need someone to bring it together."