Has Fran agreed to a buyout?

ESPN's Andre Ware reported on Monday that Dennis Franchione had agreed to a buyout with Texas A&M, but is there any truth to the story? Is there any real news concerning Franchione's status? Aggie Websider has the latest information concerning a possible buyout agreement as it breaks.

CBS sports and ESPN reported on Monday that Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione had agreed to a $2 million buyout. But Aggie Websider has confirmed with sources inside the athletic department that an agreement has not been finalized.

A buyout has not been agreed upon between Franchione and Texas A&M and an announcement is not expected in the immediate future, although there seems to be little doubt that an agreement will be reached by the end of the season.

"There are several false rumors circulating regarding the Texas A&M football program," said A&M Director of Media Relations Alan Cannon. "(Director of Athletics) Bill Byrne has repeatedly said he evaluates his programs at the end of each season and I have received no indication that he has changed his stance.

"Dennis Franchione is the head football coach at Texas A&M and is currently working on a game plan to face a Top 10 football team in the Missouri Tigers."

Franchione is in his fifth season at Texas A&M and has compiled an overall record of 31-27 and a Big 12 Conference record of 18-20, which has many A&M fans grumbling for change.

Aggie Websider will continue to bring you the latest information as news continues to break around the Franchione saga.

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