Charlie Strong appears to be done at Texas. While he has been told he’ll be evaluated after the season, the 56-year-old coach’s fate was likely sealed with this weekend’s embarrassing 24-21 loss to Kansas. As a response to rumors of his imminent demise swirl, Longhorns players have begun to threaten a boycott of the season finale against TCU.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman is reporting that a group of players has begun to threaten sitting out this weekend’s game. Some older players have tried to calm those waters as the game approaches.
When asked about a potential boycott of the game, Strong said it wouldn’t happen:
It’s understandable that players feel that kind of loyalty to Strong. He’s the guy they went to Texas to play for. But when you go 5-6 and 3-5 in conference while losing to Kansas for the first time since 1938, your coach is probably getting fired. That’s just the reality of college football.