Former A&M Star: Franchione Also Abused Players

Perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Texas A&M history, Terrence Murphy, posted an ominous message on his Facebook account today about former A&M head football coach Dennis Franchione:

Terrence Murphy Posted About Dennis Franchione On His Facebook Account

It is amazing that two coaches in the Big 12 are getting negative press for mis-treating players on their football teams. WOW, Coach Fran treated players at A&M like this the day he arrived at A&M.

Now that I am a man, looking back it hurts my heart to know how many of my teammates will never come back to A&M because of those antics, and how many kid’s life (sic) were altered because of it.

¬†Guess it did not happen to a football legend’s son,¬† so it was ignored. ESPN brought back bad memories. I fault myself for not stepping up as the leader of the team and saying something.

Franchione coached A&M for only five seasons, from 2003-07. He was bought out by the school following the ‘07 season. He coached Murphy during the 2003-04 seasons.

Terrence Murphy Posted About Dennis Franchione On His Facebook Account

Murphy was team captain of the Aggies during his two seasons with Franchione, and was a two-time 1st Team All-Big 12 (wide receiver and kick returner) performer. He was also three-time Academic All-Big 12 during his four years at College Station.

Murphy was a second-round pick of the Packers in 2005 and had his career cut short after only three games because of a spinal condition.

For a player of Murphy’s stature to come out and accuse Franchione of treating Aggie players the same way that former Kansas Coach Mark Mangino and suspended Texas Teach coach Mike Leach allegedly treated their players is something to take very seriously.

I have a message into Murphy for further comment about Franchione. I don’t think this will be the last we hear about this.