Charlie Strong to take over defensive play calling

Texas coach Charlie Strong confirmed Monday that defensive coordinator Vance Bedford has been stripped of his play-calling duties. Bedford will continue to coach the secondary along with Clay Jennings.

Strong will now assume play-calling duties moving forward.

"The way we've played on defense is unacceptable," Strong said. "So I'm gonna run the defense. I'm going to coach the defense."

Strong said the move was not made out of "desperation." However, demoting defensive assistants has been a negative trend for the Longhorns in recent years...

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