Texas Fires Head Coach Charlie Strong

Statements below via TexasSports.com and UT News:

Statement from Mike Perrin, Men’s Athletics Director:
“Decisions like this are tough to make. The responsibility is not taken lightly. I became friends with Charlie Strong before becoming Athletics Director. I have the utmost personal respect for him. His impact on college athletics and student-athletes should be celebrated. Coach Strong represented The University of Texas with class and dignity, and he demanded our student-athletes do the same by adhering to his system of core values. However, after thorough evaluation, the body of work over three seasons has not shown the improvement we were hoping for. This was an important year for our program to take the next step, and the results simply aren’t there, so we’ve decided to make a change. We appreciate Coach Strong so much, are grateful for all he has done with our program and wish him the best in the future.”

Statement from Charlie Strong:
“It’s a very difficult day for me, my family and all of the people affected by this decision. I’m most disappointed for these kids and our staff who have poured so much of their lives into this program for the last three years. I do understand that it comes down to wins and losses, and we have not done our job in that area yet. I accept full responsibility for that, but know in my heart that we accomplished our primary goal, which is the development of young men. We have had a positive impact on our campus and the community, and I’m proud of how our team is focused on earning their degrees. We were developing something really special. This program has a championship foundation built on great young men with tremendous character. There are very bright days ahead, and I’ll be pulling for these kids no matter where I am. I want to thank everyone who supported me and this program for the last three years. I don’t regret coming to Texas. I learned a great deal and grew as a person in my time here. I’ll miss the opportunity to lead this program going forward, but I’m ready to accept my next challenge.”

Statement from Greg Fenves, President of the University of Texas:

Charlie Strong is an outstanding leader and role model who worked hard and with great integrity to move Longhorn football in the right direction. He has been committed to helping our student-athletes succeed both on and off the field. I share the pride, admiration and respect that many in Longhorn nation and beyond feel for him.

In the end, the results over three seasons were not there. It was not clear the future was going to be at the levels expected of Longhorn football.

I congratulate our players, who showed great heart and resilience this season, with many outstanding performances. Elite student-athletes come to UT expecting to compete at the highest levels and succeed academically. The university will continue to pursue those goals and prepare them for life after college.

I am grateful for the contributions Charlie Strong made to our athletics program and the community. I wish Charlie, Vicki and their family only the best moving forward. I will forever consider them friends of the university.

Thank you for the values taught to us all, Coach Strong. Hook ’em.

Jimmy Fallon Gave A Shoutout to Texas QB Shane Buechele

Jimmy Fallon made a joke about Texas Longhorn QB Shane Buechele. Unfortunately, it wasn’t about his awesome performance against Notre Dame. It was about him being born after his father got a vasectomy!

Watch the clip below!

Abigail Fisher (Reportedly) Spotted at UT-Austin Football Game

Abigail Fisher, aka Becky with the Bad Grades, was reportedly/maybe spotted at this past weekend’s UT vs Notre Dame game. And if it’s her, she still looks mad as hell.

Why you mad, Abby?

Here’s another purported pic.

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Here’s Why Kevin Durant Was A Credentialed Photographer for Super Bowl 50

Yesterday, we saw leaked images of our boy Kevin Durant on the sidelines of Super Bowl 50 as a credentialed photographer.

Today, we know why!

He was asked by The Players’ Tribune to document his experience. However, it almost didn’t happen.

According to the article:

Taking pictures at the Super Bowl almost didn’t work out. And it was going to be my bad. Last Thursday, I was rushing to get to the team plane. Two miles away from my house, I had that feeling. I forgot somethingI knew it.

He almost forgot his camera! But, he found it just in time and got some pretty good shots. Make sure to check them out.

Charlie Strong Is Better Than Your Coach At Dabbing

You may have seen another coach wearing crimson trying to woo recruits, but it’s Coach Strong who has the ‘tude to pull it off.

Never forget.

UT-Austin Is Most Valuable Sports Program In The Country

Once again, The University of Texas at Austin is the most valuable sports program in the country raking in $179.6 million in athletic revenue, according to CBS Sports.

OU came in at 5th place…’cause they suck. And, Texas A&M was so far down the list that I really didn’t feel like counting.

To further add to our keys to success, we’re also the most valuable football team in ‘Merica, according to Forbes.

Texas’ team value is up 16% this year to $152 million, and that climb to the stratosphere should hardly be a surprise at this point.

Notre Dame may have beat us on the field, but we beat them in the wallet…’cause that’s what counts, right? RIGHT?! They came in at #2, while Tennessee (seriously?) came in third.

All we do is win.

Hook ’em.