Texas coach Charlie Strong to evaluate assistants during bye week

The Texas Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season in Week 3, with a poor defensive showing against the California Golden Bears. Texas lost, 50-43, while giving up more than 40 points for the second time in three weeks.

Now, following the team’s latest poor showing on defense, Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is set to evaluate his assistants.

Strong told the media during Monday’s Big 12 teleconference that he will be evaluating all assistant coaches over the next few days as Texas enjoys a bye week.

“I’ll look at it here the next couple of weeks,” Strong said, via Yahoo Sports. “Each coach will be evaluated and we’ll see where we go from here.”

When Strong was asked about his defense, he simply sighed and responded, “Where to start at?”

That has led to many believing defensive coordinator Vance Bedford could be on the hot seat. After allowing 500 yards to the Cal offense last weekend and giving up another 50 points, Texas is giving up 34.7 points per game.

It is clear something needs to change.

However, there is no need for mass panic, as the Longhorns sit at 2-1 for the first time since 2012.

It should be interesting to see if the Longhorns staff undergoes any changes during this week’s bye. The team returns to action on Oct. 1 on the road against Oklahoma State.

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