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Team: Texas Longhorns
Age / DOB:  (55) / 8/2/1960

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Texas HC Charlie Strong may be called on to testify in the divorce case of a Louisville trustee and booster.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that "[a]n Oldham District Court judge will hear arguments Friday on Jonathan Blue‘s motion to compel former University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong to testify in Blue’s divorce suit against his wife." Blue wants Strong to turn over cell phone records (to gauge a correspondence between Strong and the trustee’s wife), disclose gifts he received from the trustee’s wife and reveal his old travel calendars. Previous reports have intimated that Jonathan Blue's wife, Tracy Blue, may have had some sort of relationship with Strong. "I’m not party to their divorce and have received no court order in this case," Strong said in a Saturday release. Feb 22 - 4:57 PM

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According to a Dallas Morning News source, HC Charlie Strong is "very happy" at Texas and is not interested in the Miami coaching vacancy.

A Miami Herald report from two days ago stated that officials at Miami believe Strong is interested in the Hurricanes' coaching vacancy, but this new Dallas Morning News story seems to dump water on the possibility of Strong leaving. And Strong himself more or less laughed off the whole situation when it was first brought to him following Al Golden's firing, saying that he has "a great job" with the Longhorns. Whether or not Strong's interested, expect his name to continue to surface in rumors until the entire matter is settled one way or another.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 09:43:00 PM

The Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson reports that Texas head coach Charlie Strong "has interest" in the Miami job.

ESPN's Brett McMurphy was one of the first to report last month that Strong is on Miami's list of potential candidates to replace Al Golden. When asked in October whether he would indeed replace Golden at Miami, Strong said: "No, I’m not going to Miami. I have a great job. I’ve got to get things done here." This is Jackson's take: "Though public denials would be expected, UM people are under the impression that Texas’ Charlie Strong and Cincinnati’s Tommy Tuberville have interest in the UM job. Strong is considered an appealing candidate if he and Texas part ways, but that likely wouldn’t happen until after the Longhorn’s regular-season finale Dec. 5."
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 05:09:00 PM

When asked whether he would replace Al Golden at Miami, Texas HC Charlie Strong said that he "ha[s] the best job in the world."

Golden was fired from the Hurricanes on Sunday. Several sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that Strong is a potential replacement candidate for Golden, but Strong at least outwardly indicated that he's set with his currently 3-4 Longhorns. Former Miami HC Butch Davis and former Hurricane safety Ed Reed have both expressed interest in the position. "Obviously, I'd love to be considered for that opportunity," said Davis, who coached the team from 1995-2000.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Following a diagnosis of bovine leukemia, Texas mascot Bevo XIV passed away on Friday.

Bevo began rooting on the Longhorns at the tender age of two and served the position of mascot faithfully for the last 11 years of his life. He missed Texas' Red River Shootout win on Saturday and subsequently retired from duty on Tuesday, having been given a preliminary diagnosis of bovine leukemia. A 250-acre ranch would act as Bevo's final home before fate deemed that it was time for him to belong to the ages. Bevo's traveling partner, Ricky Brennes, released a statement following his passing. "Bevo XIV was so much more than a traditional mascot. He was so big and strong, but he had such a sweet personality and a gentle soul."
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:03:00 AM

An anonymous coach said Texas' upperclassmen aren't invested because they don't have NFL prospects.

"None of the older guys are going to the NFL, so you can tell most of them really don't care," the coach said. The 1-4 Longhorns are one of the most underachieving bunches in the sport. "The upperclassmen are killing everything," another coach said. "The freshmen just want to play. They're balling their a---- off." The truth of the matter is Mack Brown didn't recruit well in his last few seasons and Charlie Strong has little reason to show loyalty to those players anyway because they aren't system or long-term fits. One coach mocked Texas for not offering scholarships to TCU stars QB Trevone Boykin and WR Josh Doctson. "Why doesn't Texas have those two guys?" The coach started laughing. "Mack," he continued. "Brown."
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Texas announced Bevo XIV will miss Saturday’s game versus Oklahoma with a "life-threatening" illness.

"Bevo is a fighter, a symbol of strength and who fans across the world care deeply about," Silver Spurs Alumni Association executive director Ricky Brennes said in a statement. "We are carefully monitoring Bevo’s condition at this time and will update the public as we find out more about his condition." We'll allow that Bevo XIV may be faking illness to avoid watching its beloved Longhorns get pulverized by the Sooners. The 2,100-pound steer, according to the school's press release, met George W. Bush, Adam Sandler and Matthew McConaughey. We don't even have a joke for that. That's just impressive.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong said that in Saturday's team meeting following the Longhorns' demolition at the hands of TCU, he needed to "get some things straight."

Said Strong, "I was not going to let us leave here until we got some things straight." The Longhorns were embarrassed by TCU to the tune of 50-7. They've shown some promise since switching over to QB Jerrod Heard after their season-opening loss to Notre Dame, but after shooting themselves in the foot on special teams against Cal and Oklahoma State, they were simply outclassed in every facet of the game by TCU on Saturday. Speaking of special teams, Strong's apparently re-opening the kicking competition after K Nick Rose's struggles. A hot Oklahoma team comes to Austin on Saturday.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Texas interim athletic director Mike Perrin strongly supports HC Charlie Strong.

Perrin is all-in on Strong. At his introductory press conference, he praised the coach's character at length. "Charlie Strong is enthusiastic, hard-working. I consider him a personal friend, and I look forward to continuing to support him," Perrin said. "I’m very strong in that, as a former football player." Strong went 6-7 in his first season in Austin. He'll at least have through the end of next year to turn things around.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Updating a previous story, Texas AD Steve Patterson has officially resigned.

Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN reported that Patterson had been fired. He's actually resigned, though this is just an issue of semantics. In a released statement, university president Gregory Fenves said, "We appreciate the good things [Patterson] accomplished in his time here and wish him the best in future endeavors." Former Longhorn linebacker and current attorney Mike Perrin will take over as interim AD.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:29:00 PM

According to a report by ESPN, Texas AD Steve Patterson has been fired

Patterson reportedly met with university president Gregory Fenves on Tuesday. He's been on the job for just 22 months, but drew possible ire for, among other things, his approach to season-ticket holders. A source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that possible replacement candidates for the AD position would include Bob Bowlsby, Mack Brown, Louisville AD Tom Jurich and NCAA executive vice president Oliver Luck. Should everything in ESPN's report shake out accurately, Mike Perrin will likely take over as interim AD until a full-time replacement for Patterson can be found.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Texas WRC Jay Norvell will take over offensive play-calling duties from QBC Shawn Watson.

HC Charlie Strong asked for the reset button to be pushed after the Longhorns' 38-3 detonation at the hands of Notre Dame. This apparently starts with the man calling the offensive plays, as wide receiver coach Jay Norvell will take over moving forward. We understand Strong's attempt to change something, anything, but the reality is that if you have Tyrone Swoopes at quarterback, you are necessarily going to be limited on offense.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Texas A.D. Steve Patterson said the Big 12 "probably won't expand anytime soon."

The reason? No school looking to realign "makes sense." A few names that have previously been mentioned include BYU, Cincinnati and Boise State. It is worth noting the Big 12 currently only has 10 members.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Texas HC Charlie Strong confirmed his team will use a spread offense in 2015.

"We know we need to open it up some," Strong said. The head coach added they may not completely turn it over to the spread. Jerrod Heard and Tyrone Swoopes will compete for the starting job.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 03:20:00 PM

According to Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com, the SEC would not support a bowl match-up between Texas and Texas A&M.

Brown wrote that according to two sources close to the situation, "SEC officials have indicated to bowls with SEC and Big 12 tie-ins that the SEC won’t support a Texas vs Texas A&M postseason match-up." The reasoning is, apparently, because Texas A&M would lose face both for its program and its conference if they tripped up in the game. For his part, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has previously said that he doesn't want his school to face A&M. Patterson's head coach, Charlie Strong, would actually like the two schools to face off again at some point, but it doesn't appear that it will be happening soon.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 05:09:00 PM