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Texas unranked in preseason poll for first time in 17 years

Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns have been 86’ed from college football’s preseason Top 25 for the 2015 season. This marks the first time since 1998 that the Longhorns have not received a Top 25 nod. Instead, teams that finished with a 7-6 record last season (Arkansas and Tennessee) – compared to the 6-7 finish of Texas – earned the votes from FBS coaches to poke their...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Strong, Texas wrap up 2017 QB commitment

Add another name to the Texas quarterback list. Coach Charlie Strong said he isn't sure who will be the starter in September when the Longhorns open their season at Notre Dame, now Strong just received a QB commitment from Austin (Texas) Westlake's Sam Ehlinger. Ehlinger who will join Texas in the 2017 recruiting class is a long-time Longhorn fan, as evidenced by his picture he posted...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Class of 2017 QB Sam Ehlinger commits to Texas

Class of 2017 quarterback Sam Ehlinger, out of Austin’s Westlake High School, has committed to the Texas Longhorns. Ehlinger announced his decision on his personal Twitter page. Been a Longhorn since day one, I'm truly blessed to say I am committed to the University of Texas. #hookem pic.twitter.com/v4SigYV2A6 — Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) July 28, 2015 Per 247 Sports, Ehlinger...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns will open season using two quarterbacks

The Texas Longhorns have a long and proud tradition of developing top quarterbacks. Ranging from Chris Simms to Vince Young, the Longhorns have used the position in order to reach the pinnacle of college football. This season, however, the Longhorns and head coach Charlie Strong have made the unique decision to play two quarterbacks when they start their season against the Notre...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

OK State and former coach Joe Wickline headed to trial

Oklahoma State University and former offensive line coach Joe Wickline will be heading to trial in the fall as the ongoing legal dispute between both parties continues. Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman reported that a judge has set a “pretrial conference” for October 23. Wickline is currently the offensive line coach at Texas, having been hired there back in January...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong using Bielema’s ‘erotic’ comment to motivate

Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bret Bielema said that defeating Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns in last year’s Texas Bowl was “borderline erotic,” and Strong has used those words to light a fire under his team. As was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, Strong posted Bielema’s words all over the Longhorns’ football facilities....
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will Strong start at QB for Texas?

Is Charlie Strong making it tough on himself already in 2015? As if coming off a 2014 season where he led the Longhorns to a 6-7 finish wasn't strenuous enough, August hasn't even arrived and already Strong is in a hard spot. Strong is trying to decide on a starting quarterback and his choices don't seem all that great. He could go with junior Tyrone Swoopes, but then again Swoopes...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns: rebuilding via strong 2015 class

  Will Swoopes beat out freshman Jerrod Heard to be the starting QB in 2015? For head coach Charlie Strong, the 2014 season was not what he had envisioned after taking over the Texas Longhorns’ program following the resignation of long time head coach Mack Brown. Typically a national power, Texas stumbled to a 6-7 record, highlighted by a 41-7 thrashing by the hand of the BYU...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong: players need more than justice system

Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is of the belief that if players get in trouble, more than the proverbial “system” is needed. Speaking to ESPN in an interview with the network, Strong stressed the importance not only of the justice system, but of players who get in trouble having positive influences in their lives. “A lot of times (coaches) think, ‘Well I can help...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Coach Speaks Out Against ‘Excuses’ For Violence Against Women

Texas head coach Charlie Strong spoke out against abuse of women and excuses for it by athletes during an interview Wednesday.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong says Joe Mixon wouldn’t still be playing for him

The Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Bob Stoops are receiving plenty of backlash for the decision to keep running back Joe Mixon on the team. Mixon was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hitting a female Oklahoma student last July, but remained on the team and will suit up for Stoops this season. That isn’t flying with a lot of people — especially following the dismissal...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Head Coach Charlie Strong On Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon: “If You Hit A Young Lady…You Can’t Play For Me”

Twitter/@News9 In light of the multiple incidents involving Florida State players allegedly hitting women at Tallahassee bars last month, there has been some higher scrutiny on Bob Stoops’ decision to keep running back Joe Mixon on the team. Mixon, who was suspended for his freshman season after being charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hitting a fellow Oklahoma student last...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong laughs off idea of alternate Texas unis

There were some rumblings a few weeks ago that the Texas Longhorns could potentially be busting out some new black alternate uniforms at some point during the upcoming college football season. For those who were against the idea, you can breathe a sigh of relief. For those who were hoping to see something new out on the field, well, you are out of luck. While speaking to the media...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong blasts Daje Johnson for drug dealing song

Earlier this summer, Texas Longhorns wide receiver Daje Johnson decided to show off his rapping ability by releasing a new song. Unfortunately, that song wasn’t very well received and for good reason. Johnson’s song was titled, “Dealer,” and it was about selling drugs; obviously not ideal for a Division I student-athlete. This week, during Big 12 media days, Texas head coach...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Wide Receiver John Burt Upset That Baylor, TCU Favored To Win Big 12

In 2014, both TCU and Baylor finished with 8-1 records in the Big 12, splitting the league championship. And according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the two schools are heavy favorites to contend for the conference crown again. In fact, Baylor has a 37.4% chance to prevail, while TCU has a 36.9% shot.  Texas incoming freshman John Burt doesn’t seem to believe the hype though...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns HC Charlie Strong Still Doesn't Know His Quarterback's Names

Taking over a program for a well-liked and successful coach like Mack Brown has to be tough. When the program is a highly visible one like the University of Texas the job gets even tougher. So while Charlie Strong is in an enviable position as head of a major program the demands place on it make it tough to say the least.That being said, no amount of pressure is a good excuse for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas posts Bielema's 'borderline erotic' comment in facility

Bret Bielema gave Texas some bulletin board material with his “borderline erotic” comment made last week. Speaking at SEC Media Days, the Arkansas coach boasted that beating the Longhorns in the Texas Bowl and kneeling at the goal line gave him a “borderline erotic” feeling. When talking at Texas’ Big 12 Media Days Tuesday, Longhorns...Read More
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong seeks advice from former head coach

Everyone has a person they go to for advice. It’s usually someone wiser and more experienced, someone who has been through what they are experiencing. This is exactly what Texas football head coach Charlie Strong is doing. Strong is looking to improve upon the Longhorn’s 6-7 record last year, by seeking some advice from the man that held his position for sixteen years, Mack...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Charlie Strong Dismisses Possibility Of Texas Wearing Alternate Uniforms While He’s Coach

As the alternate uniform craze has swept through college football, some programs with “traditional” uniforms such as Notre Dame, Ohio State and Nebraska have embraced the trend, either tweaking their standard game jerseys or experimenting with alternative looks.  Don’t expect Texas to join them under head coach Charlie Strong.  Charlie Strong laughed about idea of Texas...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Charlie Strong Says He And Mack Brown “Talk A Lot”

Texas head coach Charlie Strong is trying to bring the Longhorn program back to the heights it reached during the peak of his predecessor, Mack Brown.  So who is one person Strong has trusted as a close confidante as he attempts to accomplish that goal? Brown himself of course.  Did not know this: Charlie Strong said he and Mack Brown talk “a lot” and that he likes calling...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Hung Up Bret Bielema’s “Erotic” Comments Around Texas Football Building

College football media days have been going on over the last few weeks, and a few coaches have had pretty interesting comments. No quote was better than Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema calling the kneel down to end the Texas Bowl win over Texas “borderline erotic.” Charlie Strong’s coaching staff was quick to use that as bulletin board material. Charlie Strong says Bret Bielema’s...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong’s Reaction To Texas Wide Receiver Daje Johnson’s Song “Dealer”: “You Must Not Be On The Team Anymore”

When Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson released a rap song called “Dealer,” the first thought most of us had was probably “this is a bad idea.” The second thought? “Charlie Strong is going to be PISSED.” As it turns out, we know the Texas head coach pretty well. Strong was asked about Johnson’s musical endeavors during Big 12 media days on Tuesday, and his reaction was...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Longhorns show off fancy new gloves

The Texas Longhorns will have a nice new addition to the field in 2015. No, this isn’t about an incoming star player who can help Charlie Strong’s team on the gridiron, but a little equipment change that has received some positive reaction online. On Tuesday, the Texas athletic department shared a photo of the new Nike Vapor Knit gloves that will be worn on the field. With the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Wide Receiver Ryan Newsome Has A Message For Recruits: “Come, Or Watch Us Get Back On Top”

Texas freshman wide receiver Ryan Newsome truly believes that during his time in Austin, the Longhorns will return to national prominence. Back in June, Newsome tweeted that he “can’t wait for Texas to be back.” He’s still banging that drum, and on Sunday, had a stern message for recruits: join him, or watch out. If a recruit wants to come to Texas, come. Or watch us get...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops blocks the fake Charlie Strong

The rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns has plenty of history. Sooners head coach Bob Stoops understands. As is the case with a number of celebrities, there is a fake account for Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong. That account sent a message in Stoops direction on Friday night. .@OU_CoachStoops look at my head vein it is coming for you pic.twitter.com/y2yfaSheHL...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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