The source said the deal was done but the contract hadn’t been signed. So there’s still a chance Dennis Franchione won’t make his ESPN Radio debut as a color analyst at the Alabama-Clemson game.
Knowing Franchione, he may be holding out for a better offer from Westwood One.
So far, there’s no truth to the rumor that Franchione has made two demands during negotiations.
One, that Mike McKenzie write his scripts.
Two, that ESPN launch a Web site called ColorManF ran.com, with premium subscriptions for insiders priced at only $1,200 a year.
Of course, not that long ago, there was no truth to the rumor that Franchione was leaving Alabama for Texas A&M, so stay tuned.