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Strong’s buyout less than Weis’ $19 million

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On November 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm EST

There are questions that remain about what the Texas Longhorns will do with its head coach. Charlie Strong has a $10 million buyout — and they lost on Saturday night to the Kansas Jayhawks.

It was the first-time since 1938 that the Jayhawks defeated the Longhorns. Texas has a 5-6 record as they finish the season with the TCU Horned Frogs next week.

On Saturday, there was a report on ESPN that the Texas boosters want the athletic department to fire Strong and hire Houston head coach Tom Herman. The 41-year-old is 22-3 as a college head coach.

Strong is 16-20 at Texas. He guided his team to the 2014 Texas Bowl, where they lost 31-7 to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

His teams with the Longhorns haven’t finished with a better than a 6-7 record, which they did in 2014.

This isn’t the first-time a college football team paid millions to a coach to go away. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish paid former head coach Charlie Weis $19 million to leave his post in 2009.

Weis was 35-27 in his tenure in South Bend, Indiana. However, in his final season, the team finished with a 6-6 record.

He was 1-2 in bowl games, as they only defeating the Hawai’i Warriors in the Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24, 2008.

During his first two seasons, Weis guided the Fighting Irish to a 19-6 record. Then over the next three seasons, his team’s won 16 games.


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