Texas Longhorns Athletics Director Mike Perrin released a statement Sunday night regarding Charlie Strong and the rumor the program was set to fire Strong as its head football coach.
Multiple reports surfaced on Sunday night that the powers that be at Texas had decided to fire Charlie Strong as head football coach.
However, an official announcement from the Longhorns has not been made.
Following the surfacing of the reports, Texas AD Mike Perrin released a statement regarding Strong. Perrin clarified the current situation with the Longhorns’ football team and Strong’s status as its head coach.
“There are a number of rumors out there about the status of Coach Strong. I’ve said it all along, we will evaluate the body of work after the regular season. We have a game to get ready for against TCU on Friday, and I hope our fans will come out and support our team. We’ll discuss where things stand after that.”
If and when Texas does decide to fire Strong, it won’t be unwarranted. Strong currently owns the worst winning percentage in the history of the program. He’s 16-20 as head coach of the Longhorns, and he has never led Texas to better than a fourth-place finish in the Big 12.
There are a few different options Texas could go in terms of a replacement for Strong. The hot name on the block is current Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman, but it’s not as though it’s Herman or bust for the Longhorns.
Regardless, a decision would likely have to come soon, as the recruiting dead period goes into effect on Dec. 12, and Texas would want to stabilize its 2017 recruiting class.