Charlie Strong strips OC of play-calling duties

The Texas Longhorns had a pretty bad showing in their first game of the 2015 season on Saturday. The team mustered only 163 yards of total offense against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and three points in the embarrassing loss.

The lack of productivity has caused head coach Charlie Strong to relieve his offensive coordinator of his play-calling duties.

Strong stripped Shawn Watson of those duties and has appointed wide receiver coach Jay Norvell to one to call the plays for the foreseeable future. Strong talked about the offense not being able to get anything going during their opening loss.

BREAKING: Texas coach Charlie Strong announces that Shawn Watson is no longer the play-caller. It's to Jay Norvell.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 8, 2015

Strong: "It's about productivity. I sat down and came to the conclusion that we have to do better."

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 8, 2015

Strong also talked about Norvell and his offensive mindset that he will bring to the Longhorns.

Charlie Strong on Jay Norvell: "We talk about an up-tempo offense. That's what everyone wants to see."

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 8, 2015

Whatever happens, it needs to happen pretty quickly. The Longhorns are already on a bad slope and they need to turn things around. They play at home against Rice at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

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