Apr 19, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong reacts during the Spring Game at Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Strong tells Texas fans not to expect Longhorns in National Championship game

Charlie Strong has never minced words. For good or for bad, he’s always been a guy who said what was on his mind – much to the chagrin of Texas Longhorns fans this time.

While on a bus tour, the new University of Texas football coach addressed fans and let them know they should probably make other plans for the 2014 National Championship game besides seeing the Longhorns play.

“We have everything available, and I don’t know why we can’t be successful. There’s no reason for us not to be. Now, I can’t tell you how soon it’s going to be. Don’t hold me to that. Don’t say, ‘Ooh, coach said next year we’ll be in the national …’ We will not be in the national championship game.”

Smokescreen? Bold strategy? Too much time in the sun?

You be the judge.

While the chances of the Longhorns making it to the football version of the Big Dance were slim (50/1 according to Vegas oddsmakers), Strong just pulled the ultimate rug from under the feet of fans who were clinging to that slim hope.

I guess Longhorn faithful can take a little comfort in the fact that TCU is listed as a 100/1 chance of winning it, so they’re not the biggest longshot in the state.

H/T – FoxSports.com

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