10. Dennis Franchione (2003-2007)
Bear with me. Please. Texas A&M only has 11 coaches in the history of the program with winning records. Gene Stallings would have been in contention for this spot, but he didn’t find his success until after he left College Station for Alabama.
Franchione took the helm of the Aggie program after R.C. Slocum’s exit. Coach Fran’s teams were always consistently pretty good. He didn’t have a great team, and even his worst teams had their high points. The Aggies went 4-8 during his first season in 2003, but that included a win over Urban Meyer’s Utah Utes and quarterback Alex Smith.
The frustration with Franchione was his lack of competitiveness in the Big 12. His record against Big 12 opponents not named Kansas or Baylor was 13-19. In his first season the Aggies margin of defeat was 31.6 points. It was the first losing for Texas A&M since 1982.
His saving grace was a pair of victories over Texas in 2006 and 2007. It was during his post game press conference after defeating No. 13 Texas 38-30 in 2007 that Franchione announced his resignation. He has since gone on to become the head coach at Texas State.