AUSTIN - Texas coach Charlie Strong says he wants to stay with the Longhorns and believes the school's promise that he won't be evaluated until after the final game of the season on Friday.
Strong spoke Monday amid reports that he will be fired after his third season. But Strong said administrators have told him they will review the season after the Longhorns play TCU on Friday.
Athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement calling reports of Strong's pending dismissal "rumors."
Strong said he spoke with Perrin on Sunday and he believes no decision has been made. Strong said he hopes a win over TCU would help him keep his job.
Texas is 5-6 after losing in overtime to lowly Kansas on Saturday. Strong is 16-20 in his three seasons and still has two years left on a guaranteed contract that pays him more than $5 million per season. Strong has three straights seasons of six losses or more.
A team spokesman said Strong met with his assistants earlier Sunday to prepare for the upcoming game.
When asked about reports that some Longhorn players had threatened to boycott the TCU game, Strong said it won’t happen.
“They know how important this game is to our seniors,” he said.