Dennis Wayne Franchione (born March 28, 1951), also known as Coach Fran, is an American football coach. He is the former head football coach for the Texas State Bobcats, a position he held from 1990 to 1991, when the school was known as Southwest Texas State University, and resumed from 2011 to 2015. Franchione has also served as the head football coach for the Southwestern (KS) Moundbuilders (1981–1982), the Pittsburg State Gorillas (1985–1989), the New Mexico Lobos (1992–1997), the TCU Horned Frogs (1998–2000), the Alabama Crimson Tide (2001–2002), and the Texas A&M Aggies (2003–2007). In his 27 seasons as a head coach in college football, Franchione has won eight conference championships and one divisional crown.

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