Wednesday, December 04, 2002
|Director of Athletics Mal Moore|
The interest that has been generated in Coach Franchione's situation, especially regarding Texas A&M in the last few weeks, has been tremendous. This normally happens when a team enjoys the kind of success that we had this season.
I have been contacted by a representative of the president's office at Texas A&M asking for permission to talk to Coach Franchione. I will not impede Coach Franchione in any manner if he wishes to talk to A&M.
However, I want to stress that we want Coach Franchione to finish his coaching career at The University of Alabama. We have made what we feel is a strong and fair contractual offer for him to stay.