There’s no denying that Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong’s tenure in Austin has gotten off to a rough start. Following his team getting blown out 38-3 against Notre Dame last weekend, his record in Austin stands at 6-8, the offense anemic and the defense looking lost at times.
Sure enough, Mike Farrell of Rivals.com took to Twitter and offered his own criticism of Strong.
It was then that Longhorns defensive back Kris Boyd fired back at Farrell, vehemently defending his coach.
And, sure enough, Farrell came out in full support of Boyd.
That all being said, as inconsistent as the Longhorns have been in Strong’s brief tenure, it’s clear that he has the full support of his players. On top of that, building a successful program takes time. Strong hasn’t even been there for two years, which means he’s probably still working to clean up the mess that former coach Mack Brown made of his final years with the program, and he has barely had time to bring in his own recruits.
Sure, the team looked terrible against Notre Dame last weekend, but that’s just one game. For all we know, Texas could win the rest of its games and thus silence the critics.
It’s unlikely to happen, but still doesn’t take away from the fact that Strong doesn’t deserve to be fired, at least not yet.
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