Report: Texas Players Threaten To Boycott TCU Game

Charlie Strong won't be the head coach of the Texas Longhorns next year, and that's not sitting well with some of the current players. The Austin American-Statesman reports some of the players are threatening to boycott the team's season finale against TCU. 

Amidst the swirl of speculation about Charlie Strong’s future and reports that the Texas head football coach would be fired this week, several Longhorn players are considering boycotting this week’s regular-season finale against TCU, according to a source close to the Texas football program.

Upperclassmen on the team are intervening and trying to calm the waters according to the source. “Some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game,” the source said. “Older players are trying to settle things down.”

There was an outpouring of support from Texas players using #strong on Twitter. The players, especially the young ones, clearly have high regard for Strong. But that wasn't enough to prevent Strong from losing his job. Chat Sports reported school officials decided to fire Strong after an embarrassing 24-21 overtime loss to Kansas. 

An actual boycott seems unlikely. Strong said in his weekly press conference that the players would not boycott the game

We'll update this story with any new information, as it becomes available. 

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