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Dennis Franchione, UNLV, And Trying Not To Write A Gambling Metaphor In This Headline

Dennis Franchione was last seen giving a bizarre halftime interview in his final game at Texas A&M in 2007:

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That upset of Texas that served as a strange counterpoint to a tenure marked by devastating blowouts and a scandal over a secret subscription newsletter offered by Franchione to boosters, a combination of factors resulting in his dismissal.

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Franchione would be a gamble for any program [groan,] so why not UNLV, a school looking for a new coach after firing Mike Sanford last week? This may be happening, but we’d wager [stop it] that all bets are off [seriously] if Franchione somehow gets a better offer and forces UNLV to fold their hand [okay, I’m shooting you now] and look elsewhere BANG