2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team
The 2003 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the college football season of 2003. The team's head football coach was Dennis Franchione. 2003 was the first year for Franchione who resigned from Alabama in late 2002. Franchione, known for his history of turning struggling football programs around, replaced R. C. Slocum who was fired after a mediocre 6–6 season in 2002.
|2003 Texas A&M Aggies football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2003 record||4–8 (2–6 Big 12)|
|Offensive coordinator||Les Koenning (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Carl Torbush (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Kyle Field|
|2003 Big 12 Conference football standings|
|No. 14 Kansas State x$||6||–||2||11||–||4|
|No. 19 Nebraska||5||–||3||10||–||3|
|No. 3 Oklahoma x%||8||–||0||12||–||2|
|No. 12 Texas||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|Championship: Kansas State 35, Oklahoma 7|
Rankings from AP Poll
Franchione brought the majority of his coaching staff with him to College Station. Strength and conditioning coach Ben Pollard declined an offer to go to College Station and elected to remain at Alabama. Franchione signed a contract that was set to pay him a yearly salary of US$1.7 million through 2010.
The Aggies finished the 2003 season with a 4–8 record, including a nationally televised 77–0 loss to Oklahoma, the worst loss in A&M's history. The season also marked the first losing season for the Aggies in 21 years.
|August 30||7:00 pm||Arkansas State*||W 26–11||75,804|
|September 6||7:00 pm||Utah*||W 28–26||74,019|
|September 18||6:30 pm||at No. 8 Virginia Tech*||ESPN||L 19–35||65,115|
|September 27||2:30 pm||No. 17 Pittsburgh*||ABC||L 26–37||79,116|
|October 4||9:00 pm||at Texas Tech||FSN||L 28–59||51,772|
|October 11||12:30 pm||Baylor||W 73–10||73,030|
|October 18||11:30 am||at No. 18 Nebraska||FSN||L 12–48||77,604|
|October 25||2:30 pm||No. 18 Oklahoma State||ABC||L 10–38||79,153|
|November 1||12:30 pm||Kansas||W 45–33||68,487|
|November 8||11:00 am||at No. 1 Oklahoma||ABC||L 0–77||83,461|
|November 15||11:30 am||at Missouri||FSN||L 22–45||55,505|
|November 28||2:30 pm||No. 6 Texas||ABC||L 15–46||84,094|
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- Zwerneman, Brent (November 8, 2007). "Big 12 Football: Where did Fran fail?". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
- "Cumulative Season Statistics". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
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