Texas lost 24-21 to Kansas in overtime, handing the Jayhawks their first FBS win since Nov. 1 2014. The defeat drops the Longhorns to 5-6 (3-5 in the Big 12). Texas must beat TCU next weekend to secure bowl play, and stave off their third-straight losing record.
This loss probably marks the end for Charlie Strong. Texas has been in must-win territory since falling to 3-4 against Kansas State. A close loss to a ranked West Virginia is excusable. Kansas is inexcusable, and it’s not the first such loss Texas has endured under Strong.
The Longhorns ran D’Onta Foreman 51 times and, one presumes, must rely on him again next week on a short week. Texas also committed six turnovers.
Texas is in the business of selling fans on Texas football. Fans will be far more excited if Tom Herman is coaching the Longhorns next year.
UPDATE: Here’s some video from Strong’s post-game press conference.
The most painful part of the Strong post game presser.
“Do you know what this means for your future?” pic.twitter.com/MRNuTko8au
— Casey Keirnan (@CaseyKeirnan) November 20, 2016
The tweet below turned out to be a bit premature.