Comin’ On Strong Tour Amarillo: WR Montrel Meander gets praise

Posted May 15th, 2014


The Comin’ On Strong Tour never advertised it was stopping in the heart of Red Raider country, but there was the Texas football coach at the 50-Yard Line restaurant on Wednesday on his way to Amarillo.

After lunch, Strong and the bus headed up the interstate to Amarillo to greet fans in the Texas Panhandle. It was the perfect time to address questions about receiver Montrel Meander, who made the best catch of the spring game by reeling in a 30-yarder while just keeping one foot inbounds. Texas fans would love to see more of that this fall.

“My man is from here and I told him to try and get out here tonight and come by and say hello,” Strong said, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. “Montrel has done a great job and is working hard. You always want to see guys redefine their body. That’s what he has done. He’s getting a lot stronger and a lot faster. We look for him to help us on special teams and also help us out at the wide receiver spot.”

Strong addressed various other topics, according to the Globe-News report:

On Texas being shutout of the NFL draft: “We just know that we aren’t very happy about what happened but we know our guys understand what they have to do and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

On the national championship game comment dust-up from April: “That’s a dead subject. We talked about it a lot and there is a lot of time before we even think about starting to practice, so I’m not worried about that right now.”

On the pressure of being the Texas coach: “Anytime you are at the top one percent of one percent you are going to get pressure, and that’s what you want. You do have to understand this a job. Now it’s an unbelievable job with a ton of support both on the academic side and the athletic side. That comes with the job and I welcome the challenge. We have an outstanding staff, and I know we will be ready and be prepared.”

And the Globe-News asked a question submitted by a reader on Twitter wanting to know what kind of offense Texas will run: “There are a lot of people on Twitter so they all like to read everything and like to post anything they like. We are very multiple on offense and we will be an offense that when we need to can play power football and when we need to we can spread it out.”

For the complete transcript, you can read the entire report here.

The Comin’ On Strong Tour makes its final two stops next week in Beaumont (Monday) and Waco (Tuesday).

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