Mixed messages surrounding Charlie Strong's future at UT

Conflicting reports about Charlie Strong's future at UT

AUSTIN - After the University of Texas' loss against Kansas Saturday, the future for football head coach Charlie Strong seems more uncertain than ever before.

According to sources from KVUE news partner the Austin-American Statesman, the university has already made the decision to fire Strong, with an announcement coming as soon as Monday.

Although Strong has two years left on his contract, worth over $10 million, sources told the Statesman that Strong is aware of what's to come.

However, shortly after the Statesman's report, UT Athletic Director Mike Perrin released a statement contradicting the announcement.

"There are a number of rumors out there about the status of Coach Strong. I've said it all along, we will evaluate the body of work after the regular season. We have a game to get ready for against TCU on Friday, and I hope our fans will come out and support our team. We'll discuss where things stand after that."

According to the Statesman, Strong has struggled to coach a winning team since his arrival at UT. In the three years he's coached, he has the lowest winning percentage of any coach in the school's history.

Reaction from UT football players and fans alike flooded Twitter Sunday after news of Strong's alleged upcoming firing broke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a developing story. KVUE will update this page as more information becomes available.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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