One of the worst kept secrets in college football was that Texas football coach Charlie Strong was set to be fired after the team’s regular-season finale, following an embarrassing loss to Kansas last weekend.
And on Saturday, it appears as though the Strong saga will finally be over as the Longhorns turn their focus to Houston’s Tom Herman.
Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated reported late Friday night that Strong is expected to be fired Saturday morning.
This comes after Texas lost Friday’s finale to TCU, falling to just 5-7 on the season andmissing out on a bowl game.
Sources just told me Charlie Strong will be dismissed tomorrow morning. @ChipBrownHD reported a minute ago…
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2016
Pat Forde of Yahoo! confirmed those reports shortly after, saying it has been confirmed that Strong and Texas officials will meet early this morning.
Can confirm reports that Texas administrators will meet with Charlie Strong Saturday am, with the expectation he will be fired.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 26, 2016
Strong will finish his time in Austin with a 16-21 record and having never won more than six games, while the Longhorns look to begin a new era and hope to find themselves returning to glory sooner rather than later.
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