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Strong era begins at Texas with shaky QB play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Charlie Strong era began at Texas with a shaky performance at quarterback and few questions answered about just how quickly …

Swoopes recovers from slow start in uneven effort

The question of whether the Texas Longhorns defense is Texas Strong wasn't exactly resolved against a depleted offense after the annual Orange-White …

Why Charlie Strong Has Teddy Bridgewater to Thank for Texas Job

The most heavily scrutinized name in coaching in 2014 won't be Nick Saban, Urban Meyer or Jimbo Fisher. It will be the new head coach at Texas, Charlie Strong, because after landing what some might call the best coaching job in all of college football, it's up to him to produce.<p>Of course, coaches …

Texas Football: Why Shawn Watson Is the Longhorn Assistant Under Most Pressure

Since Charlie Strong was hired as head coach of the Longhorns, it was assumed that his offensive coordinator be the assistant burdened with the most pressure.<p>After Wednesday's press conference, Longhorn fans now know that their offensive coordinator will be Joe Wickline. But the assistant that they …

Texas Football Recruiting: Everything You Need to Know for National Signing Day

The Texas Longhorns have only been off the field for two weeks, but the offseason has already been a whirlwind full of new coaches and new potential recruits. Head coach Charlie Strong is working tirelessly to form his new staff in Austin, and with National Signing Day right around the corner, …

College Football: Every Big 12 Team's Biggest Concern This Offseason

Numerous Big 12 teams spent chunks of the 2013 season figuring out their quarterback situations.<p>The same scenario won’t play out in 2014.<p>Bowl season served as validation for part of the league, including Oklahoma beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Texas Tech taking down Arizona State in the …

Texas Football: Charlie Strong's Contract Adds Even More Pressure to Win Now

Texas signed off on head coach Charlie Strong's new contract on Monday, per Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com, and the former Louisville Cardinals coach will be getting a hefty pay increase to lead the Longhorns.<p>With that pay increase comes an even greater pressure to succeed right away.<p>Texas is …

Texas' 2014 National Signing Day Wish List

National signing day is just a few weeks away, which means college coaches around the country will be recruiting like crazy.<p>Texas head coach Charlie Strong is just finalizing his coaching staff, but he will need to be steadfast on the recruiting trail also. He looks to add a few late additions to …

Season wrap: Texas

The 2013 season was a long and crazy one for Texas, plain and simple.<p>It started with promise, with Mack Brown confident the Longhorns could win the …

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Texas fights to protect 'Stronghorns'

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas is cracking down on a growing volume of clothing and other gear emblazoned with the name of new football …

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Charlie Strong completes Longhorns coaching staff - Texas Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas has completed its football coaching staff with the hiring of nine assistant coaches, head coach<p>Charlie …

Season report card: Texas

As bad as things got for Texas in 2013 -- and they did get bad -- the Longhorns played for a Big 12 championship on the final day of the regular …

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Cowboys, Bears could feel Strong impact

Charlie Strong’s arrival at the University of Texas is going to change the Big 12.<p>The on-field impact of the former Louisville coach’s arrival in …

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Texas Football: What Should Longhorns Fans Expect from Charlie Strong in 2014?

First-year Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn led perhaps the most dramatic turnaround in college football in 2013. Coming off a 3-9 season with a winless SEC record last year, Malzahn took the Tigers to the BCS National Championship and came within a minute of beating Florida State.<p>That type of instant …

The 2014 BCS Championship: What it's like to die at the Rose Bowl

A season and an era ended in Pasadena, and to be there is to welcome the feeling.<p>To get to the end of the BCS, and to the title game and the end of the 2014 football season, college football had to first squeeze its surly, disorganized self through the eye of the Rose Bowl.<p>To do this, it had to get …

Texas Football: 5 Biggest Concerns Heading into the Offseason

Now that the Texas Longhorns have their guy in Charlie Strong, the entire focus shifts to the offseason.<p>Mack Brown had the Longhorns finish with at least four losses in each of the past four seasons, falling below the standard that he himself had established throughout his 16-year tenure.<p>With new …

Texas Hires Charlie Strong, Opens Up Florida Recruiting and Terrifies Big 12

If Texas wanted the anti-Mack Brown to lead its football program in a new direction, they certainly got it.<p>Following a scattered coaching search that, at one point or another, reportedly included names ranging from Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers to Vanderbilt's James Franklin, the …

Charlie Strong named Texas Football head coach - Texas Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A two-time conference coach of the year and the architect of a revitalized University of Louisville program that has posted at least …

Charlie Strong Is a Great Football Coach, but Is He Ready for Texas Politics?

Charlie Strong, who got his first shot as a head coach at Louisville, is now leaving the Cardinals for the big-time atmosphere of the University of Texas. The Longhorns have hired away Strong, who went 37-15 in four seasons at Louisville, to lead their rebounding football program. The move became …

Texas officially announces hiring of Charlie Strong

After days of speculation it became official on Sunday: Charlie Strong is the new coach at Texas.<p>It's official, Texas announced on Sunday that it had …

Texas Football: Impact of Charlie Strong Hire on Greg Robinson, Major Applewhite

The search for the Texas Longhorns' new head coach is over as the Longhorns announced former Louisville head coach Charlie Strong as Mack Brown's replacement. See Strong's comments in Texas' official press release here.<p>Louisville was 15-21 in the three season's prior to Strong's arrival. In his …

Louisville Head Coach Search: Latest Rumors and Buzz After Charlie Strong's Exit

Louisville is searching for a new head football coach after losing Charlie Strong to the Texas Longhorns, and there's already some chatter about who could potentially replace him.<p><b>Updates for Wednesday, Jan. 8</b><p>Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Bobby Petrino is expected to be the next head …

What Texas is getting in Charlie Strong

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas needed a head coach who wins and wins big. Athletic director Steve Patterson had admitted that from the start of his …

Why Charlie Strong Is the Best Fit for Texas Football

The Texas Longhorns have been among the more disappointing teams in college football over the past four years. After advancing to the BCS National Championship in 2009, the 'Horns have gone 31-21 while finishing ranked outside the Top 25 in three of those four seasons.<p>This led to Mack Brown …

Texas Football: Top 5 Moments of the Mack Brown Era

The Mack Brown era at Texas came to an end in the Alamodome Monday night, but the ending was not the storybook finale some Longhorn fans were hoping to see.<p>The Oregon Ducks sent Brown off into the sunset with a 30-7 defeat in the Valero Alamo Bowl. With all of the negative comments made over the …

Alamo Bowl 2013: Mack Brown Should Be Celebrated, but Change Was Necessary

There was no upset, no surprise Gatorade bath, no dramatic carry off.<p>Mack Brown’s final game as Texas head coach ended with an anticipated thud against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl, serving as one final piece of evidence that change was necessary.<p>Yet, conflicting this business decision—and that’s …

Texas Longhorns AD Steve Patterson Wants New Head Coach by January 15

With the Mack Brown era officially over in Austin after a loss to the University of Oregon in the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl, Texas Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson wants a new head coach for the football team by January 15.<p>Texas football and Big 12 beat writer Max Olson of ESPN.com reported …

Mack Brown's sad farewell high on sentiment, low on results

Texas coach Mack Brown had an unfortunate farewell in a 30-7 loss to Oregon, but Texas shared their love with the resigning coach after the game.<p>SAN …

Alamo Bowl 2013 Oregon vs. Texas: 10 Things We Learned in Longhorns' Loss

Led by Marcus Mariota, the No. 10 Oregon Ducks were impressive in blowing past Texas by a 30-7 margin in Monday's Alamo Bowl.<p>The same cannot be said for Case McCoy's Longhorns.<p>In Mack Brown's final game as their head coach, the 'Horns were unable to compete with the Ducks for 60 minutes. Mariota …