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ESPN's Chris Low reports that former Texas HC Charlie Strong was scheduled to meet with officials at USF to discuss their open head-coaching position on Friday.

There is a ton of smoke surrounding Strong and the Bulls, with reports initially breaking on Thursday that USF was looking at him as a leading option to replace the departed Willie Taggart. Just to throw a disco sparkler ball into this house of mirrors, Taggart -- now at the helm of Oregon's ship -- has reportedly contacted Strong about coming on as the Ducks' defensive coordinator. All of this will sort itself out in the near future.
Source: ESPN
Dec 9 - 7:40 PM

Josh Newberg of 247Sports reports that Oregon HC Willie Taggart has contacted former Texas HC Charlie Strong about the possibility of becoming the Ducks' new defensive coordinator.

This is getting interesting, because Strong is also a leading candidate to replace Taggart as South Florida's head coach. Oregon president Michael Schill told Taggart to "Go out and find a great defensive coordinator" during Taggart's interview process. It appears that Taggart is in the ironic position of hoping that his former employer is lower on Strong than he is. Stay tuned.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 9 - 3:27 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that USF has entered negotiations with former Texas HC Charlie Strong to fill their vacant head-coaching position.

With Willie Taggart off to Oregon earlier this week, South Florida has been quick to move forward in their coaching search. Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders writes that the Bulls have "zeroed in" on Strong, who was fired by Texas at the end of the season following a 5-7 campaign. Cummings relays that Strong and USF could reach agreement by this weekend.
Dec 8 - 6:43 PM

Cincinnati beat writer Tom Groeschen reports ex-Texas HC Charlie Strong, WMU HC P.J. Fleck and WKU HC Jeff Brohm are the top three choices for the Bearcats coaching vacancy.

We can already envision the universal love Cincinnati would receive if the school hired Strong. This is the first time we've seen the former Longhorn coach's name among possible schools. Fleck and Brohm have been listed with many other programs, including Purdue, Oregon, Baylor, Houston and others. Strong already recruited in the area while coaching at Louisville. Tommy Tuberville stepped down as coach this weekend.
Dec 5 - 9:22 AM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Texas (5-7) will decline a bowl bid if offered.

Should South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette lose to New Mexico State and Louisiana-Monroe, respectively, on Saturday, that would leave five bowl slots still to be filled by 5-7 squads. APR (Academic Progress Rate) will determine which straggling squads make it to a bowl. Texas ranks fourth among 5-7 squads in APR. While it is rare for teams to turn down bowl games, even teams holding sub-par records, this is not without precedent. Just last season, Missouri respectfully declined a 5-7 berth due to a variety of circumstances.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 5:50 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares Texas RB D’Onta Foreman to Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart.

A true junior, Foreman has announced that he will declare for the upcoming NFL Draft. "Foreman is way bigger than people realize. He has elite size almost to the point where he might need to lose weight to maintain his quickness at the next level," said Zierlein. "Good vision. Quick feet. Proved he can handle being an every-down back this year. His workload this season might be cause for some concern, but it hasn't been an issue until this year." The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Foreman leads the FBS in both carries (323) and rushing yards (2,208).
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 1:22 PM

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman will declare for the NFL Draft.

The nation’s leading rusher with 2,028 yards, Foreman has also scored 15 touchdowns. Foreman joins what promises to be a stacked junior class of runners headed to the NFL. Expect Leonard Fournette of LSU, Dalvin Cook of Florida State and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford to all follow suit. Sports Illustrated ranks Foreman as the No. 5 running back in the class. Expect Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns to turn to rising junior tailback Chris Warren next fall to replace Foreman. Warren averaged 5.9 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns before a knee injury suffered in early October stole the rest of his season.
Nov 30 - 3:44 PM

Texas junior RB D'Onta Foreman's father said the public should not believe the reports of the running back declaring for the draft.

That is not to say that Foreman is staying in school, but it leaves the possibility open. "Despite false agent reports... D'onta has made a decision on his future. All I'll say!" the elder Foreman said via social media. Neil Stratton previously reported Foreman has narrowed down his choices of representation. The Texas running back has been a one-man show, rushing for 2,028 yards (6.3 YPC) and 15 touchdowns over 11 games.
Nov 29 - 12:06 PM

Inside the League's Neil Stratton reports that Texas junior RB D'Onta Foreman will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Stratton relays that after narrowing his agency choice down to four, Foreman has decided to roll with Select Sports. Neither player nor agency has confirmed this report as of yet. New HC Tom Herman indicated during Sunday's introductory press conference that he had yet to speak with the junior back, but that he hoped to do so on Monday. The 6-foot-1, 249-pound Foreman was nothing short of brilliant this season, rushing for 2,028 yards (6.3 YPC) and 15 touchdowns over 11 games played. He rushed for at least 120 yards in every one of those contests. Included in that lot, a towering 341-yard, three-touchdown performance against Texas Tech on November 5.
Nov 28 - 6:40 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman was not shy in his Monday press conference, saying that hte Longhorns "will win championships" under his watchful eye.

"Pressure is self-inflicted. Pressure is self-doubt when you're unprepared. We're prepared for this job," Herman said. "We're prepared for success at this job. We're prepared for adversity in this job. So I don't feel any sense of pressure at all." About an hour before Herman's press conference, he spoke with his new team, later relaying to reporters that he told the players that while now-former HC Charlie Strong is "a heck of a man and a heck of a football coach," the Longhorns "need to change some things" if they are to improve. During Strong's three years as head coach, Texas lurched its way to a 16-21 record.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 28 - 5:01 PM

Texas hired Houston HC Tom Herman as head coach.

Texas has called a press conference on Sunday to announce Herman as Charlie Strong's successor. "The opportunity to come back to Texas is a dream come true for me and my family, and I can't thank President Fenves and Mike Perrin enough for providing me with this incredible opportunity," Herman said. "Longhorn football has been – and always will be – a national power, winning and playing for national championships with great pride and passion, supported by an unbelievable fan base." Herman was 22-4 in two seasons at Houston.
Source: ESPN
Nov 26 - 5:19 PM

USA TODAY reports that Houston coach Tom Herman has told the school that he will be the next coach at Texas.

The Longhorns struck quickly on Saturday following Friday's lackluster loss to TCU, firing Charlie Strong and stealing Herman from LSU, with whom he'd reportedly been hot and heavy with. In turn, LSU removed the interim tag from Ed Orgeron. Herman went 22-4 in two seasons at Houston. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State, where he helped the Buckeyes win the 2014 national championship.
Source: USA Today
Nov 26 - 1:51 PM

Texas fired HC Charlie Strong.

Strong went 16-21 in three years at the school, including 12-15 in Big 12 Conference play. Texas (5-7, 3-6) failed to reach a bowl again this year following Saturday's loss to TCU, instead finishing with its third straight seven-loss season under Strong. Strong is owed a $10.7 million buyout for the remaining two years on his deal. With LSU hiring interim coach Ed Orgeron as its full-time coach on Saturday, Houston's Tom Herman is widely considered to be the guy who will replace Strong. He'll have one of the nation's best crops of young talent.
Source: ESPN
Nov 26 - 10:50 AM

Texas junior RB D'Onta Foreman rushed for 165 yards on 31 carries in Friday's 31-9 loss to TCU.

In what may have been his last game at Texas, Foreman surpassed 100 yards for the 13th straight game. He finished the season with 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns, becoming the second 2,000-yard rusher in Texas history, joining Ricky Williams. Incredibly, Foreman needed only 11 games to get there after missing the UTEP tilt. He won't get to play in a bowl game. Texas finishes with a losing record for the third straight year, likely dooming Charlie Strong's regime. According to reports, Foreman is more likely to declare for the Draft if Strong is canned.
Nov 25 - 7:20 PM

Horns Digest's Chip Brown reports Houston coach Tom Herman is "close to being named" LSU's next head coach.

Herman has been linked to Texas for weeks, but it seems he'd rather face Nick Saban each year than go to Austin. Again, this is just a report, but Brown is one of the best out there. Herman gained prominence as Ohio State's offensive coordinator and quickly turned Houston into a highly competitive and exciting team. Brown adds that Herman is still hoping to hear from Texas, but official word from that program won't come until after the TCU contest.
Nov 24 - 8:15 PM


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