And he was right about Fran as a whole. The reason Fran probably doesn't reside in the BCS to this day lol
Maybe, but it was really bad form. RC has that Texas coach persona but I never thought much of him as a coach.
Overall Fran was far more successful as a coach than RC. And you guys were gloating in a huge way of how you stole Fran at the time.
Fran was a far more successful coach? At TCU he had LT. Fran was more of a Sumlin than RC EVER was. RC built those defenses in the 90's. Fran basically did jack shit. Are you joking with that statement?
I would say so. He rebuilt TCU and brought Alabama back when it was a mess. A&M was sliding under RC and it looked like he was starting to turn it around but it fell apart. There's a reason Alabama hired him and again A&M fans thought they had pulled the greatest upset in coaching hires when they took him from Alabama. I can't remember anyone getting excited about RC.
That's to say nothing about Fran dominating small college ball before he went D1.
Look at their records and stand by this and take into account LT was at TCU at the time. I don't think Fran even recruited that cat either. Similar to Sumlin ONCE AGAIN. Sherman recruited him..
I get it. I can't be objective about stoops and cringe when I hear anything negative about him, largely based on how good he was to my sons.
Howard Snellenberger will be remembered at Oklahoma as a joke ignoring his past success.
I still thought it was really bad form to criticize Fran when he was working to turn the program around. You have to at least admit that. I don't have any real heartburn about it. It just sticks out in my memory. It's the reason I sited it as another example.
Well I'm being objective about RC in saying he had to go at the time. If you're not trying to get better what are you doing?
I guess I get what you're saying in some very small ways but RC didn't alter the program that much AT ALL at the time. The reason compared to today is probably based on the media as a whole. Social and National..
He served a valuable purpose at the institution and MANY Aggies are forever grateful for his accomplishments. Fran is not looked at the same way and for good reason imo.