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Top 10 Stories: Coach Fran Coaching Saga

After five seasons at Texas A&M, the Dennis Franchione era of Aggie football came to an end in 2007 on some good notes, but other bad ones.

In the middle of the season, an insider e-mail subscription was reveal. Franchione and a personal assistant had been sending exclusive player assessments and injury updates to boosters who paid $1,200.

The revelation of the VIP Connection led to the assistant's firing and an admonishment of Franchione. His website was also shut down.

With the support of his players evident, the Aggies moved on, but could not move up in the standings. Following a 5-1 start, the Aggies would lose four of their next five.

A win over Texas in the season finale was not enough to salvage Franchione's job, and the coach stepped down from his post immediately following the UT game.

Just days later, Houston Texans' assistant coach Mike Sherman was named head coach. Sherman had been a coordinator with A&M twice before, and also served as the Green Bay Packers head coach.

Click on the links below to read more about the Franchione's rocky 2007. Then, leave your comments here on what was the top story of the entire year.


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