It didn’t take long for Texas to move on from Charlie Strong and make the natural fit with Houston’s Tom Herman, per reports.
Herman was reportedly commanding $6 million per year if he were to land at LSU and likely put the pressure on Texas for the Longhorns to make a move if they wanted him. Texas proceeded to fire Charlie Strong early Saturday morning.
After a 13-1 record at Houston last year, Herman put together a 9-3 campaign this season.
Strong’s career at Texas was essentially over after a 24-21 loss to a previously 1-9 Kansas team last Saturday. Many at Texas had already voiced their displeasure at Strong’s tenure, but it appeared the administration was willing to give Strong another season if he finished with a decent 2016.
Losing to Kansas for the first time since 1938 didn’t qualify as a “decent finish”. Losing 31-9 to TCU on Friday obviously didn’t help that cause.
Strong was 16-21 in his career as the Longhorn’s head coach.