Report: Texas players threatening boycott of TCU game

The Charlie Strong saga has led to “several” members of the Texas football team threatening to boycott Friday night’s game against the TCU Horned Frogs, according to a report from The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls.

Players are reportedly upset with the unfair treatment of the head coach, amidst reports that he has already been fired despite not being informed of the decision.

“Some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game,” a source told the paper. “Older players are trying to settle things down.”

More from the report:

Amidst the swirl of speculation about Charlie Strong’s future and reports that the Texas head football coach would be fired this week, several Longhorn players are considering boycotting this week’s regular-season finale against TCU, according to a source close to the Texas football program. Upperclassmen on the team are intervening and trying to calm the waters according to the source.

On Monday, Strong met with the media and said he hopes to return to Texas next season, but he will be re-evaluated after the TCU game. Hopefully his players show up and use the game as an opportunity to make a strong statement for keeping their head coach.

Kickoff between Texas and TCU is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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