The Kansas State game ended like so many others have under Texas coach Charlie Strong: frustrating, mistake-riddled and with the Longhorns on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Though Texas had one last gasp for life with a late touchdown, the 24-21 loss felt like it was over long before the final whistle was blown.

In a way, it also signaled the end of Strong's tenure at Texas.

Texas might not fire Strong on Sunday. It may not fire him next week or the week after. But Saturday's loss all but officially sealed his fate in Austin.

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