Texas high school coaches lobbied for Houston to hire Major Applewhite

Football in Texas is king and high school football coaches around the state have a lot of sway, especially because many of them coach highly-touted prospects who are coveted by schools around the state and country. When Houston hired Major Applewhite to replace the departed Tom Herman, the move was met with acclaim across the state. But emails uncovered by SB Nation showed that privately...
Via The Comeback
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Herman has embarrassing quote about Texas, recruiting class

Tom Herman has taken over a Texas program that has been among the most disappointing in college football for the better part of the past seven years, and the struggles have clearly had an impact on the recruiting trail.As Geoff Ketchum of noted Wednesday, the Longhorns failed to sign any of the top 10 recruits in the state of Texas on National Signing Day for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Charlie Strong has had preliminary discussions with South Florida

Charlie Strong may not be out of work for very long. According to ESPN’s Chris Low, Strong has held preliminary discussions with South Florida officials over the school’s vacant coaching position. Strong was expected to meet with USF officials on Friday for more formal talks. He is reportedly atop the Bulls’ list of potential hires. The former Texas coach knows the state...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

This week in college football as explained by Michael Jackson

Here we are. The final week of the college football regular season has come and gone, and we're now staring down a holiday season full of conference championships, bowl games, and setting price alerts on Kayak for flights to wherever your team happens to be playing in December or January. But don't get lost in your dreams of warm postseason trips to Florida or California just yet...
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November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman takes shot at Charlie Strong during Texas introduction

Tom Herman truly isn’t lacking for either confidence or noteworthy quotes. During his introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Texas Longhorns, Tom Herman tossed out the quote of the month, directing a good amount of shade in Charlie Strong’s general direction. Tom Herman was asked about the pressure Charlie Strong always referenced. Herman said pressure...
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November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas has fired Charlie Strong. Now what?

Bet you didn’t see this one coming: Texas has fired coach Charlie Strong. Or maybe you did see it coming, given that the firing has been rumored for a week and speculated on for longer than that, given that Texas said it would evaluate Strong after the TCU game, which ended up a 31-9 Horned Frogs win, and given that Strong has coached the Longhorns to three straight seven-loss...
Via The Comeback
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong, meet with Tom Herman

It appears the Charlie Strong era in Texas indeed will come to an end. Texas officials will fire Strong in a meeting Saturday morning, multiple sources told’s Chip Brown on Friday night. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel later confirmed the report. The Longhorns’ focus then will turn to getting Houston head coach Tom Herman to take over the football program...
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Charlie Strong could save job with win over TCU

Charlie Strong will coach what many believe is destined to be his final game at Texas on Friday, but one report claims that may not necessarily be the case. Chip Brown of was told by multiple sources that Strong has a chance to save his job with a victory over TCU. Coming off a shocking loss against Kansas last weekend, there was some belief that Strong may be fired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Oddsmakers have Houston’s Tom Herman set as lone favorite for Texas head coaching gig

There isn’t a hotter coaching prospect right now then Tom Herman, the former offensive coordinator of Ohio State and the current head coach of Houston. Herman brings enough of a resume and enough new ideas to make him a “good” hire. He is thought of highly enough that he is currently the only person listed as the next possible Texas head coach, according to at least one sports...
Via The Comeback
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Texas players threaten to boycott TCU game for Strong

Texas’s handling of Charlie Strong is going spectacularly poorly. Amid widespread reports that Strong will be fired after the Longhorns’ season concludes, some members of the football team are threatening to boycott the final game against TCU, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. “Some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game,” a source told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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