Comin’ On Strong Tour El Paso: Addressing the NFL Draft

Posted May 13th, 2014


The West Texas leg of the Comin’ On Strong Tour started Monday night in El Paso, and coach Charlie Strong addressed the fact that no Texas players were taken in the NFL draft for the first time since 1937.

“None of us were excited about what happened, but the guys who were signed (as undrafted free agents) are going to make their teams,” Strong said, according to the El Paso Times.

Strong said fixing the issue comes back to quarterbacks.


“You’ve got to go recruit quarterbacks,” Strong told the crowd at the El Paso Club. “We’ve also got two quarterbacks in our program and we have to develop what we have.”

The Strong Tour is headed to the Midland/Odessa area and then it’s on to Amarillo.

Even though the weekend news was gloomy for Texas fans, Strong probably had a spring in his step having just landed a commitment from 6-foot-7 quarterback Zach Gentry from Albuquerque. He is considered the No. 1 recruit in the state of New Mexico.

Read the complete story from the El Paso Times.

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