Kevin Sumlin is one of the most respected head football coaches in college football and has turned the Texas A&M Aggies into a perennial contender in the SEC.
Recently, Sumlin took the time to discuss Charlie Strong’s struggles with the Texas Longhorns when asked about it and had some time to look at the situation and provide an excellent opinion.
“It’s really the first week, the bye week, where I’ve been able to look outside of what we’re doing. Certainly, I’ve known Charlie for a long time. He’s always been a really, really, really good coach and a guy who has done a marvelous job as an assistant coach, as a coordinator, as a head coach. Just because things haven’t worked out in this short period of time doesn’t mean they won’t work out for him,” Sumlin said.
“He’s really just getting started. There’s always going to be opinions about what happens and what hasn’t happened. He just needs some time to do things the way he wants to do them and we’ll see what happens from there.”
Strong is definitely helping turn the Longhorns around, but it is going to take some time. He is changing everything about their demeanor, the system and how they play the game.
That type of overhaul takes quite some time, as Strong will have to bring in his type of players in order to make the changes he wants to make.
It will be interesting to keep an eye on Strong and the Longhorns over the next few seasons if Strong can keep his job. Sumlin obviously respects Strong and believes he can get things back on track.
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