Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dennis Franchione Is a Liar

The bullshit meter went off on this one. With his team having just scored a touchdown to build its lead to 36-14 against Nebraska with 4:32 remaining last Saturday at Lincoln, Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione decided it was time to go for two.

Cornhusker fans went berserk.

The attempt was unsuccessful, but when Mr. VIP Connections strutted into his press conference Tuesday, he came prepared. Franchione threw a small laminated card at reporters that tells coaches when to attempt a two-point conversion:

Go for two when leading by: 1, 4, 5 (Early 1, Late 2), 12, 19 and 22

Go for two when trailing by: 2, 5, 12, 16, 22-34

Now let us go back to Sept. 3, 2005. Franchione's team had just scored to take a 23-22 lead at Clemson with 9:22 remaining. So what does he do? Kick the extra point, of course. And what happens? Clemson marches down the field and Richie Bean kicks a field goal — his sixth — to give the Tigers a 25-24 victory.

Where was the laminated card that day, coach?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait... So, he screwed up and made a wrong decision 2 years ago, and lost a game because of it (something no coach takes lightly).

Now he follows the Gofer2 card.

Why is that "lying"?

(I have no fan-based interest in Texas football, BTW. My brother-in-law roots for Texas. A friend's wife went to A&M, I think. I'm a Florida guy, and Franchione sounds like a moron, from recent news reports. I'm just trying to understand why this is "lying.")

Doug said...

I don't think Franchione is lying, I just think he's a fucking idiot.

I R A Darth Aggie said...

Franchione decided it was time to go for two. Cornhusker fans went berserk.

Deer Cornchoker fans,

Please note that it's Franchione's job to put as many points on your ass as he can. Please also note that it's up to your Pourous Shirts defense to stop him from doing so. And in this one situation, they got the job done.

Anonymous said...

Is the same Nebraska program that used to get fat off rolling up big scores against clearly outmanned teams in the Osborne era?

1983
Nebraska 84 Minnesota 13
Nebraska 72 Iowa St. 29

1986
Nebraska 70 Kansas 0

1991
Nebraska 71 Colorado St. 14
Nebraska 76 North Texas 14

1994
Nebraska 70 Pacific (CA) 21

1997
Nebraksa 69 Oklahoma 7
Nebraska 77 Iowa St. 14

I'm sure the Husker fans were all up in arms about these games. And I left off a whole bunch of games where Nebraska scored 60+ points.

corn blight said...

Hey, I knew some guys who played in that '83 Minnesota game. They said they started making up plays in the huddle and whatever they did worked.

It was also an away game so they could only take 60 guys.

Cornhusker fans went beserk there was no need to do a two-point conversion at that point. It's just stupid football, but then that explains Dennis Franchione doesn't it?

At least you guys can score 36 points, though. At this point it'd take Callahan's offense to score 36 points.