POSTED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 1:32pm
College Station — Nearly 10 years ago, Texas A&M rolled out the red carpet – literally – for football coach Dennis Franchione and athletic director Bill Byrne, both brand new to their respective gigs, when they stepped off a plane together at Easterwood Airport.
Franchione was the star that December 2002 day, as Byrne lingered in the background. Turns out, the athletic director hired from Nebraska outlasted Franchione by five years in Aggieland, and made a far greater impact on A&M sports.
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