Coach Charlie Strong Builds Team Longhorns
Nearly six months have gone by since former Louisville head coach Charlie Strongwas named the 29th head football coach for the Texas Longhorns. If the Longhorns faithful want Texas to return to the top of the college football ranks, they will have to give Strong time to do it the right way.
Only six months into the job, Strong has put together an entirely new staff, worked to build relationships with the team he inherited, kept the 2014 recruiting class intact and tried to make up ground in recruiting the 2015 class.
Add in his 12-city Comin’ on Strong Tour, media obligations and speaking engagements with boosters and state high school coaches and Strong has been a very busy man.
Being the head football coach at a school like Texas requires a lot of obligations that ultimately take time away from the football field. This has been the case for Strong, and some fans may not be pleased with the results the Longhorns showed in the spring game and the lack of results seen in the 2015 recruiting class.
Rivals.com has Texas listed at No. 30 in its most recent 2015 recruiting team rankings—behind conference opponents TCU and West Virginia, and behind in-state rival Texas A&M, which is ranked No. 3 nationally.
The Texas and Texas A&M rivalry is still alive even though the Longhorns andAggies no longer play each other on the football field, and it’s no surprise that Texas fans are upset that the Aggies are stomping the Longhorns in the 2015 recruiting class.