Update 9:17p CT: It's official. Coach Strong was terminated by AD Mike Perrin during the Texas charter flight back from Austin. Strong is going to meet with team upon arrival back on campus to inform them.
Our source has informed us that the school has given Strong permission to coach in the season finale on Friday against TCU.
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Following today's 24-21 OT loss to Kansas, Texas has decided to fire head football coach Charlie Strong sources have revealed to Chat Sports just moments ago.
With prominent boosters pressuring school President Greg Fenves to fire Strong in order to pursue Houston coach Tom Herman, sources had revealed that Strong would need to win both his final 2 games against Kansas and TCU in order to keep his job. Following today's loss to Kansas, the decision has been made, and Strong will not coach the Longhorns in 2017.
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What has yet to be decided is when to officially inform Strong and remove him as coach of the Longhorns. According to our source, university and athletic department officials are torn on whether firing Strong tonight is the right move, or to allow him to coach his final game at home on Friday vs. TCU.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported today that 'Texas' administration is receiving "extreme pressure" from prominent boosters to dismiss Charlie Strong and hire Houston coach Tom Herman'. Texas falls to 5-6 on the season, after a 6-7 year in 2014, and 5-7 in 2015 under Strong.Back to the Texas Longhorns Newsfeed