A&M says Franchione will be evaluated at end of season

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ Texas A&M said today it'll wait
until the end of the football season before deciding Coach Dennis
Franchione's fate.
That in the wake of reports by CBS Sportsline and the Houston
Chronicle that Franchione and the school were working on a buyout
deal that would end his tenure at the end of this season.
The Aggies have underachieved in Franchione's five seasons,
losing ground to the elite teams in the Big 12 and slipping out of
the national spotlight. He was also bruised by the discovery of
subscription e-mails to boosters that gave information about
players.
Franchione's contract paid him more than two million dollars per
year and ran through 2012. The two media Web sites reported
Franchione and the school were ironing out the details of a buyout.
The Chronicle said Franchione would remain the Aggies' coach for
the rest of the season.
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