Former coach Franchione turns to sportswriting

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Credit former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione for not languishing during his time away from football.

Franchione will join the Web site BusterSports.com to provide a weekly column about the Big 12. (Hat tip to Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News.)

"I'm looking forward to diving deep into the Big 12 and sharing my experience and opinion with fans of the conference," Franchione said. "There's nothing like football Saturday in the Midwest and I can't wait to build up Big 12 football excitement each and every show we do."

He will join a set of former coaches who will provide insight about conferences they used to coach in.

Jim Donnan will handle the national reporting scene, Terry Donahue the Pac-10, Tommy Tuberville the SEC, Tommy Bowden the ACC, Glen Mason the Big 10 and Mike Gottfried the Big East.

"Having been in the heart of the beast as a college football coach in the state of Texas, we can't wait for coach Fran to offer all of his insight to our audience," said Dan Ballard, CEO of Buster Sports Communications. "His college football knowledge is respected not just around the Big 12, but throughout the entire country."

Franchione worked as an analyst for ESPN radio last season. And his interest and knowledge of college football remains keen.

It's a good way for him to stay involved in the game. Because it's not quite the same without him roaming the sidelines.