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Texas Longhorns 2015 Spring Football Preview

Charlie Strong probably feels like he cleared one hurdle in his first season at Texas. He reestablished a physicality and toughness in the...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Talent isn't why Texas is now a very average team in the Big 12

AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong is curious. Of his 100 or so men in the Texas program, which of them is it gonna be? And when is "it" gonna happen? When will the program he took over in 2014 flip the switch the way his Louisville team did in the middle of his second season with the Cardinals? Strong has too much pride, too much resolve and too much self-confidence to believe anything...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong: Even Bridgewater would've struggled behind Texas' O-line

Texas coach Charlie Strong recently joined Bruce Feldman on The Audible to discuss the Longhorns and other topics. You can listen to the interview here. Among the things not covered in the podcast were Strong's thoughts on Texas' quarterback play last year and why he doesn't think it's fair to Tyrone Swoopes to write him off after stuggling last season. In short: Texas' offensive...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: Charlie Strong opens up about Texas, 4 a.m. runs & more

Texas coach Charlie Strong joins Bruce Feldman on The Audible to discuss how he's building the Longhorns, why he runs at 4 a.m. and the funny things that happen when people recognize him around campus that early, his tactics for building deep relationships with players, what he'd do if he wasn't coaching football and more. Before the interview with Strong, Feldman and Stewart Mandel...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Hart Claims That He Threw Up After Working Out With The Texas Football Team

Back in late January, photos of comedian Kevin Hart joining the Texas Longhorns football team in the program’s weight room surfaced on social media. Monday night, Hart joined Jimmy Kimmel to explain his experience with the squad in Austin. It apparently wasn’t as pleasant as the photos made it look. Hart joked with Kimmel that he did a few lifting sessions with some of the players...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Keyshawn Johnson On Visit With Charlie Strong: “I Wish I Could Have Played For Him In College”

Twitter/@Strong_TexasFB Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson took his son and ten other California recruits on a tour of schools, including Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Johnson had a chance to meet Longhorns coach Charlie Strong, and could not have been more impressed with the Texas head man. Johnson told Scout.com that he would have no problem sending his son to play...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football Released A “Winter Workout” Hype Video

Texas football will be looking to make great strides in 2015 after a lackluster first season under Charlie Strong. It looks like the players are motivated and ready to put in the work required. This week, Texas released a “Winter Workout Jam” hype video that shows all of the offseason training the players have put in. It’s an encouraging thing to see for Longhorns fans. Texas...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Actually Be Considered A Texas Fan?

Texas has been down over the last few seasons, but with Charlie Strong at the helm, things should be heading in the right direction for the Longhorns program. In a few years, we expect plenty of fans to be back on the bandwagon of the state’s flagship program, as Texas competes for Big 12 and national titles again. Time to prove that you have never wavered from your loyalty to...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Tony Dungy Visited The Texas Football Program Today

Texas head coach Charlie Strong and his program have hosted multiple famous visitors recently, including former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson.  Today, the Longhorns had company in the form of Tony Dungy, a former Super Bowl winning head coach who now serves as a member of NBC’s Football Night in America crew on Sunday nights.  Dungy spoke to the...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Keyshawn Johnson Visited Texas Head Coach Charlie Strong Today

Former NFL star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson is busy this weekend, taking 11 California high school football recruits on a tour of Division I programs in Texas and the Midwest. One of the prospects in the group is Keyshawn’s son, a four-star wide receiver. The contingent stopped at the University of Texas today, where Keyshawn spent time and took a picture with Longhorn head...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Is Now Selling “5 Core Values” Shirts

Back in December, one Texas fan was spotted wearing a custom “5 Core Values” Longhorns jersey at the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl. The jersey is a play on head coach Charlie Strong’s five core values: honesty, treating women with respect, and no drugs, stealing or guns. Apparently, Texas liked the apparel, because the school is now selling a similar shirt in its bookstore. ...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong: I Never Kicked Players Off of Team

Charlie Strong has been an interesting and somewhat polarizing character since he took over the Texas Longhorns. He had experienced enough success at Louisville to get the fans excited about what the future could hold, but then there were his five core values (Honesty, Treat Women With Respect, No Drugs, No Stealing, and No Weapons).Break them and punishment would be swift and hard...
Via FatManWriting
26 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star In-State Quarterback Shane Buechele Committed To Texas Tonight

Adding a highly-rated quarterback early in the recruiting process is always a good thing for a college football program. Texas snagged a 4-star in-state commitment at the position on Monday night when Arlington (Tex.) Lamar junior quarterback Shane Buechele announced his commitment to the Longhorns.  Blessed to say I have officially committed to the University of Texas! #HookEm...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Stein Will Join Charlie Strong’s Staff At Texas

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyFormer Louisville quarterback and graduate assistant Will Stein announced on Sunday afternoon that he will be leaving the Cardinal program to join Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas. After graduating from Louisville in 2013, Stein spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant for the football program. He spent one season under Strong and was a part...
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas QB Signee Kai Locksley Says That He’s Already Put On A ‘Solid’ 10 Pounds During Offseason Training

One of the major concerns for incoming freshmen in college football, especially quarterbacks, is their ability to withstand the punishment against more developed athletes. Texas signee Kai Locksley may not start from day one in Austin, but he’s already making strides during off-season training. Locksley tweeted that he has put on 10 pounds and is up to 205 after just two weeks...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Texas Football Team Sent Rooster Teeth A Signed Ball To Pay Tribute To The Late Monty Oum

Two weeks ago, world-famous web animator Monty Oum, who worked for an Austin-based production company called Rooster Teeth, passed away unexpectedly after suffering an allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure that left him in a coma. In response, his employer asked that anyone who was looking to pay tribute did so creatively – instead of simply sending flowers or gifts...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Texas Longhorns Season and Schedule Review

The 2014 season for the Texas Longhorns was certainly a rollercoaster ride to say the least. After 16 seasons with Head Coach Mack Brown patrolling the sidelines, the Longhorns entered the 2014 season with new Head Coach Charlie Strong.Strong, previously the head coach of Louisville, instantly began changing the culture at Texas by suspending and kicking multiple players off the...
Via Football Nation
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong hires two to complete Texas coaching staff

Charlie Strong has completed his 2015 coaching staff with two hires, Texas announced on Friday.  Gilmer High School coach Jeff Traylor is joining the staff as tight ends and special teams coach. LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley is taking the same job on the Longhorns' staff after serving as an assistant under Les Miles for the last six seasons.  "It's a great day," Haley said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Is A Heavy Favorite In Its Opening Game Against Texas

Texas head coach Charlie Strong was an assistant at Notre Dame from 1995-98, and if the oddsmakers are correct, the Fighting Irish are set to give him a rude welcome in his return to South Bend this September. According to Vegas sportsbook 5Dimes’ initial odds for college football’s opening weekend, Notre Dame is a 10 1/2-point favorite for its season opener against the Longhorns...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State notifies Texas it wants Strong sworn statements on play callers

AUSTIN, Texas -- Oklahoma State notified Texas officials on Monday that it wants to take sworn statements from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson about who is calling the plays at Texas. The move stems from Oklahoma State's breach of contract lawsuit against former Cowboys assistant Joe Wickline, who is now on Strong's staff at Texas. Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Charlie Strong, Jim McElwain, Mike DeBord, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.You mad, Bro?Texas head coach Charlie Strong is reportedly none too happy about former Longhorn defensive line coach Chris Rumph leaving to become DL coach at Florida. (College Spun)Closing the barn door after the horses have bolted. The Big 12 school officials are reportedly considering a proposal to name a conference champion when there...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Charlie Strong Is “Pissed” Texas DL Coach Chris Rumph Left For Florida

Chris Rumph officially left Texas for Florida Friday afternoon, as the Gators hired the former Longhorns’ defensive line coach to the same position. Multiple Texas recruits are not happy with the news.  Charlie Strong reportedly isn’t too pleased, either.  According to Alex Dunlap, who covers Texas for Orangebloods.com, Strong was one of the last members of the Longhorns...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Commit Du’Vonta Lampkin After Chris Rumph Leaves For Florida: “Guess I Was Lied To In My Face”

National Signing Day has come and gone, but a number of coaching changes made after the all-important day have ruffled a few feathers in the college football recruiting world. The latest controversy seems to center around Chris Rumph, who will officially be joining the Florida Gators as the team’s defensive line coach. Rumph is leaving Texas just two days after securing the commitment...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Texas’ 2015 Recruiting Class

Year two for the Texas Longhorns under head coach Charlie Strong is officially off with a bang. UT landed the nation’s 11th-best class in the country, as 29 high school players decided to take their talents to Austin. The Longhorns finished with the best overall rated class in the Big 12.  Here’s everything you need to know about the Longhorns’ class:  The class ranks No...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star RB Chris Warren Picks Texas Over Washington

The Texas Longhorns haven’t won every recruiting battle Wednesday morning, but overall, they are putting a rather nice class together. Just minutes ago, UT landed four-star running back Chris Warren over Washington. Warren made the decision at his high school in Rockwall, Texas. Instead of laying out hats, he chose to bring two photos of himself to the announcement – one with...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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