Charlie Strong fired at Texas? Despite an earlier report, that appears to be inaccurate, at this point.
The Longhorns lost to Kansas for the first time since 1938, dropping an overtime game to the Jayhawks 24-21. It would shock absolutely no one if that winds up being the straw that breaks the camel's back for Charlie Strong in Austin. Tom Stokes, the producer of the Sports Plus show in Texas, says that Strong has been fired already.
It does not appear that that is the case, at least yet, however. Yahoo!'s Pat Forde, Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls, and FOX's Bruce Feldman, all very tied-in writers, say that Strong's fate has not yet been decided following the horrible loss.
With today's loss, Strong's record at Texas fell to 16-20, and 12-14 in Big 12 play. He came to Texas as a very promising head coach, going 37-15 in four years at Louisville, which featured two conference titles and a huge Sugar Bowl win over Florida. Things have not worked nearly as well with the Longhorns, with crazy expectations weighing on the program from the start.
Personally, it'd feel a bit shocking if Strong wound up keeping his job after this loss, and he could very well be out tonight or sometime tomorrow. As of now, however, it sounds like he is still the Longhorns head coach.