By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Charlie Strong will no longer be the Texas Longhorns head coach as of Saturday morning. The school has decided to move on without him leading their team.
The Longhorns thought Strong — who was the first African-American hired to lead the football program — could have a successful tenure in replacing Mack Brown. Instead, he went 16-31, including losses in his final two games.
They lost to the Kansas Jayhawks for the first-time since 1938. Yes, 1938. Kansas won on a field goal in overtime.
The 56-year-old was making $5.08 million this season. He guided the team to three straight losing seasons — which hasn’t happened since the 1930s when they had four straight losing seasons.
Texas President Gregory Fenves and athletic director Mike Perrine are scheduled to meet with Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman.
The 41-year-old has been the favorite of the Texas boosters, as they’ve been pressuring Perrine to make the switch. Like Strong, Herman lost his final game with his current team.
In two-years under Herman, the team went 22-4, including a loss to the Memphis Tigers on Friday. He’s making $2.8 million this season.
He’s going to want full control over the program, like he has with the Cougars. The Longhorns are willing to give him that.
Herman is also a favorite for the Louisiana State University Tigers head coaching job. He wasn’t pleased that news leaked out on Thanksgiving that Herman allegedly met with LSU officials in Houston.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman was the first to report the mix up. However, he was reportedly mad that this news came out and may not go with the Tigers now.
If that happens, the Tigers would promote Ed Orgeron to be their full-time head coach. The players want Coach O to be their coach.
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