Texas Longhorns Fire Head Coach Charlie Strong

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The Texas Longhorns have fired head coach Charlie Strong after he led the team to three consecutive losing seasons since taking over the head coaching job at the beginning of the 2014 season.

Under Strong, the Longhorns never won more than six games, which they did in the 2014 season when they went 6-7 and earned their only bowl appearance under Strong in the Texas Bowl, a game in which they were destroyed by the Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 31-7.

In the two seasons since, Strong led the team to a 5-7 record in both seasons. This past season, they started out the year on a positive note and were ranked as high as #11 in the AP Poll before taking a turn for the worst and losing seven of their final 10 games, including an embarrassing loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. It was the first time Texas had lost to Kansas since 1938.

Before being hired at Texas, Strong was the head coach of the Florida Gators for the Peach Bowl in the 2004 season, a game that the Gators lost. He then was the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals from the 2010 season through the 2013 season during which he led the Cardinals to a 37-15 record and three bowl victories.


-Asher Fair


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