A&M GAMEPLAN COST SAME AS A MAJOR HOME APPLIANCE: The SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports “Texas A&M football coach Dennis Franchione said Thursday he has discontinued a secret e-mail newsletter sent to select boosters willing to pay $1,200 per year for team information that Franchione routinely has withheld from the public.”
The info included injury reports that were not provided to the media along with assessments of players by the A&M coaching staff that were much more candid than what was made available to the public.
Franchione: “I knew it was probably going to be controversial. I certainly didn’t mean for it to be that. When I knew you guys were starting to ask around a bit, I thought, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t do this.’”
The money collected was “used to underwrite his personal Web site, coachfran.com.” (that explains the nifty flash header!)
Well you’ll be relieved to know that the newsletter has been discontinued. As has that pungent aroma emanating from Aggie fan.