They’re 5-0. Coincidence?
It’s not getting any easier for the once-proud and now-beleaguered program.
Strong said Boyd apologized to the team during Saturday night’s team meeting called after the Horns landed back in Austin.
Strong is in his second year with the Longhorns and led the team to a 6-7 record in his first season, culminating in a Texas Bowl loss to Arkansas.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s Heisman Trophy campaign took a step forward with five touchdown passes and no interceptions (20 of 35, 332 yards) on a day that saw the Longhorns’ generous defense allow 604 total yards.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong watches from the sidelines during… The worst was in 1904, by 68 to the University of Chicago. He accepted full blame for UT’s 1-4 start and made it clear he’ll face any consequences.
TCU beat Texas in consecutive years for the first time since 1958-59, outscoring the Longhorns 98-17.
In many ways, the notion of firing Charlie Strong – which is absurd on the surface – gains weight only if you think the mess at Texas is Strong’s doing more than it’s Mack Brown’s fault. “I’m not that old”. But his sheer athleticism and intangibles makes me confident this won’t be the last time his name is plastered on game recaps.
Somebody get Charlie Strong the strongest ibuprofen you can find. From 2010 through 2013, the Longhorns never won more than eight games in the regular season. “I was not aware of that. They’re going their own way”. Boykin capped a 50-yard march with a 15-yard scoring toss to receiver Josh Doctson, who also caught two TDs. Shawn Watson failed to adjust to his player’s strength, instead forcing Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard to conform to the offense Watson developed. Baylor and TCU are now the power brokers in Texas, a statement that would have been ludicrous to even think about just a decade ago. TCU happens to be awesome at times. His others touchdowns were from 13 and 12 yards. – Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy about kicker Ben Grogan, who has hit game-winning field goals in each of the last two games. The chains were set for a 1st-down-and-15 following a holding penalty on Oklahoma State, but it should have been a 1st-down-and-20.
The Frogs aren’t about to look past the Wildcats. KaVontae Turpin had a huge game for the Horned Frogs, grabbing six receptions for 138 yards and four TDs.
“We have to clean up our mistakes”, sophomore running back D’Onta Foreman said. “You got no chance if you don’t play great defense and we’re not”. While there is no doubt that he has much work ahead of him to positively refocus and better prepare his team, it might be wise for us to step back and put the current situation in perspective.
Twitter is becoming Texas’ worst nightmare.