Several Texas players have reportedly threatened to boycott the game against TCU after hearing the news of Charlie Strong's release.
Charlie Strong technically hasn't been fired yet - Texas says that they'll be evaluating the head coach at the end of the regular season - but multiple reports say Longhorn officials have already made their decision. He will be fired.
According to Kirk Bohls of the American-Statesmen, several Longhorns players are upset with this, threatening to boycott the game against TCU. Strong has been described as a "player's coach," and it looks like that is a fitting title.
Kirk Bohls cited a source who said:
“Some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game. Older players are trying to settle things down.”
In three seasons as the Longhorns head coach, Charlie Strong underperformed with a 16-20 record. The situation in Texas has been described as "toxic" by ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, which didn't help Strong get comfortable as the team's head coach.
Texas hosts TCU this weekend at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.
UPDATE: Charlie Strong responded to reports that the players were threatening a boycott.
Strong said this in his Monday morning press conference.