After a promising start to the 2016 season, which included a win against top ranked Notre Dame, the University of Texas, led by head coach Charlie Strong, underachieved all season. Ultimately, Texas was only able to generate a 5-7 record, which included losses against some of the bottom-dwellers in the Big 12. Most notably, the Longhorns lost to the Kansas Jayhawks just a week ago, a team they had not fallen to since 1938.
While Charlie Strong was able to generate top recruiting classes in each of his first three seasons with the Longhorns, the team has drastically underperformed on both sides of the football. Last season, without a true pass-first quarterback, the Longhorns could not move the ball or generate any type of sustained attack on offense. This season, the Longhorns have featured one of the worst defenses in all of college football, but may have found a true gem at quarterback in freshman Shane Buechele.
Unfortunately, at Texas a standard of excellence has been implemented that has simply not been met in these past three seasons. As a result, according to multiple media outlets, the University of Texas will dismiss head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning when he is scheduled to meet with Texas brass to review the program's year.
In three seasons at Texas, Strong went 16-31 with too many demoralizing defeats to list.
Texas is expected to make a strong push for Houston head coach Tom Herman, who is scheduled to meet with the Longhorns Saturday afternoon.
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