Question marks surrounded Homer Norton after a mediocre 1946 season and eight straight losses to Texas. A group of boosters offered Norton $10,000 to resign before the season, but he refused. University President Gibb Gilchrist relieved Norton of his athletic director duties, but didn't fire him before the season. Former A&M quarterback Harry Stiteler, who played for the team in 1930, was hired to be the team's offensive coordinator. And longtime assistant Lil Dimmitt resigned after 13 years on the job. The team blew out Southwestern to begin the season. Running back Bob Goode scored twice and quarterback Stan Hollmig threw a touchdown pass in a 29-7 win over Texas Tech. Against Oklahoma, a touchdown from fullback Ed Dusek gave A&M an early lead. The Sooners took over in the second half to win, 26-14. The team fell to TCU and LSU to drop to 2-3. Winkler and Odell Stautzenberger limited the Baylor rushing attack and helped the Aggies to a 24-0 upset over the No. 17 Bears. After losses to SMU and Rice, a second consecutive losing season was inevitable. Texas' Bobby Layne ran for a touchdown and threw for another in his final game for the Longhorns, and No. 7 Texas beat the Aggies at Kyle Field, 32-13. A&M finished 3-6-1 and Norton was fired shortly after. He left as the school's winningest coach, at 82-53-9, and with the school's only national championship. The team tried to lure Robert Neyland from Tennessee but settled on Stiteler as the next coach.