Home Football Big 12 Report: Texas had 'toxic' environment in offensive meeting room

Report: Texas had ‘toxic’ environment in offensive meeting room


Earlier this year, Texas head coach Charlie Strong hired Jeff Traylor to be his tight ends coach and to help with recruiting. It was praised as a very positive move for the Longhorns as Traylor has big ties to the East Texas recruiting community.

Traylor was a successful high school coach before joining Strong’s staff, winning three state championships at Gilmer High School with one of the state’s most successful offenses in history. However, according to reports, there seems to have been be a pretty bad environment between coaches in meetings this year.

The report by 247Sports said: “I was told Traylor’s input was initially rebuffed with one of the assistants refusing to take input from him because they felt – for lack of a better term – the three-time state champion coach was beneath them due to having never coached at the college level.”

At the time, former offensive coordinator Shawn Watson was trying to install a hurry-up, no-huddle offense, which never really saw the light of day. Traylor could have really helped with that type of offense, but since they didn’t value his opinion, it never came to fruition.

Now that Sterlin Gilbert is at the reigns of the Longhorns’ offense, the team is hoping to move forward with their coaching strategies. Before they can ever have success on the field, they will first need to have camaraderie that coaches should have off the field.

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