Big 12 hot seats topped by Charlie Strong at Texas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charlie Strong began his weekly news conference Monday by spending a couple of minutes discussing the multitude of self-inflicted wounds that cost Texas in its lost to Kansas State on Saturday.

Turnovers. Penalties. Blown assignments.

It could eventually serve as the epitaph for his tenure leading the Longhorns.

"You look at the job — I know this, we haven't played well," Strong said. "But I know this football team can play a lot better, will play a lot better. We just have to continue to develop."

Time is running out to develop, though. Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin has already said he will evaluate everything about the program after the season.

Strong isn't the only coach whose grasp of their job is tenuous.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury could be headed for another losing season after a shootout loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. He is just 22-23 in his fourth season, and 11-20 in the Big 12, which makes the tenures of Spike Dykes, Mike Leach and Tommy Tuberville before him appear even more impressive. All those coaches had winning records in Lubbock.

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