Texas coach Charlie Strong is under plenty of stress right now. Strong is firmly on the hot seat after his Longhorns fell to rival Oklahoma on Saturday as the defense struggled again, giving up 45 points despite the demotion of defensive coordinator Vance Bedford earlier in the week.
Texas' defense has struggled all season and has been lit up by some spread offenses. On Monday's Big 12 coaches conference call, Strong was asked about the prevalence of the spread offense in the Big 12. Texas adopted a more high-tempo spread attack this season, bringing Sterlin Gilbert in from Tulsa, and Strong noted that teams are looking to the success of programs like TCU and Baylor and trying to match them.
Except he said that in the worst way possible.
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