Texas Officially Fires Charlie Strong; Agrees to Hire Tom Herman
After losing to the Kansas Jayhawks last week, rumors started swirling that Texas head coach Charlie Strong had officially run out of chances to keep his job.
On Saturday, the rumors were put to bed when the the university officially fired Charlie Strong.
He released a statement afterwards:
It’s official: Charlie Strong dismissed at Texas. Here’s Strong’s statement. pic.twitter.com/gkbzE2k0r7
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) November 26, 2016
Less than an hour after the announcement, reports stated Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman would be hired in his place later today:
I have confirmed, per a source close to the situation, that Texas will hire Houston coach Tom Herman. Release expected later today.
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 26, 2016
Herman went 22-4 in his two seasons with the Cougars, and has a perfect 6-0 record against ranked teams.