Texas Players Threaten Boycott Of TCU Game Over Charlie Strong Firing Rumors

<> at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas Players Threaten Boycott Of TCU Game Over Charlie Strong Firing Rumors

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Texas Players Threaten Boycott Of TCU Game Over Charlie Strong Firing Rumors

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.

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