Charlie Strong Era Over in Texas?
Kansas beat Texas for the first time since 1938 today, and Longhorns coach Charlie Strong likely will not survive this one. Texas, who entered the game 5-5, needed to win their final two games for the embattled head coach to likely get another season at the helm. Losing to the worst team in the conference in overtime will only make the voices calling for Houston coach Tom Herman louder.
This has been quite a season for Texas and Charlie Strong, who in October were on a high after they beat Notre Dame. Unfortunately, the Irish aren’t that good either (4-7). This was the first Big 12 conference win for Kansas since November 2014.
If I were Charlie Strong, I would welcome the change. The coach can take a step away from the hot seat in Austin, review the college football landscape next season, and emerge as a viable head coach candidate for a top job in a year (see Les Miles).