Quite a few supporters of the University of Texas football program questioned the hire of Charlie Strong. Not much has changed, and things probably took a turn for the worse after comments made by Strong himself to a crowd of Longhorn fans in Fort Worth, Texas.
Strong, said in an article by The Austin American Statesman ”
We have everything available, and I don’t know why we can’t be successful,” Strong said. “There’s no reason for us not to be. Now, I can’t tell you how soon it’s going to be. Don’t hold me to that. Don’t say, ‘Ooh, coach said next year we’ll be in the national…’ We will not be in the national championship ”
Whoa! Although, he’s probably right it’s not exactly the way to fire up the troops, so to speak. Did Coach Strong pay any attention to the 2013 Auburn Tigers?
Strong, inherits a team that finished 8-5 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12 a season ago. The 2012 Auburn Tigers finished 3-8, but somehow found their way to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to play FSU for the national title. Couldn’t a school with the talent and resources of Texas possibly do that? Especially, now with a 4-team playoff instead of it being limited to two teams?
Longhorn fans want to compete for national championships, and truthfully there is no reason Texas shouldn’t compete for the national title on a yearly basis. I’m sure coach Strong realizes that. Texas fans want him to deliver…..