Statement from Mal Moore Regarding Coach Dennis Franchione


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.



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