Texas president Greg Fenves offered up his support for Charlie Strong, which actually raises some eyebrows.
Throughout the course of the past few weeks, there have been a lot of head coaching openings in major college football. To the surprise of many, one of the jobs that was not open was that of the Texas Longhorns. Despite many of the belief that the school would call the Charlie Strong experiment a failure after just two seasons, that was not the case and it looks like Strong will be sticking around — at least for one more season.
However, even though Strong is still in charge of the program after a 5-7 season in 2015, most consider it a certainty that all it not well down in Austin and the coach will be cut following the 2016 season if some things do not change immediately. The Texas administration, though, seems to be behind him for now.
This was a point proven on Friday by none other than the president of the University of Texas, Greg Fenves.
While speculation about a coach’s job will run rampant all the time on the internet, it’s really just that — speculation. So, needless to say, it does raise some eyebrows that the president went out of his way to let everyone know this.
It might not also be a coincidence that this reaffirmation came on the same day it was revealed that the search for an offensive coordinator had only gotten worse, as Tulsa offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert had turned the job down. This news just added to the negative publicity surrounding Texas and the Charlie Strong era. All due respect to the Tulsa program, but a coordinator from there turning down the opportunity to take the same job at Texas is not something you see all the time.
But, no matter what is going down in Austin, it looks as if Strong has the support of the school president — well, again, for now.