Texas coach Charlie Strong has long believed in recruiting right up until signing day. The 2016 class won't be finalized until several more targets announce their final decisions on Wednesday. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Bohls: Let the facts play out in Charlie Strong’s potential deposition

Posted February 24th, 2016


Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction yesterday. A few were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on some Bevo related items:

On Charlie Strong’s potential deposition: Let the facts play out

“I don’t know what’s true and what isn’t true, and you probably don’t know either. But that will hardly stop speculation about Charlie Strong’s role in the ugly divorce proceedings between a Louisville board of trustee/donor and his wife. I always consider things of this nature highly personal and private and think they are no one else’s business, unless such behavior adversely affects one’s ability to do his or her job. In this case, we just don’t have any facts. I will say Strong’s heavy emphasis on his core values, including treating women with respect, could make for potential problems. Neither athletic director Mike Perrin nor Texas president Gregory L. Fenves wanted to comment, although Perrin offered a statement of support for Strong, which gave legitimacy to the story. I do not think immoral behavior at a previous job would affect Strong’s job status at Texas unless he ever lied about the episode to his Texas superiors. Bottom line: No one should rush to make a hasty judgment in this case. Let the facts play out.”


On UT’s new and former NFL WR coach Charlie Williams’ thoughts on the spread offense:

“When I asked new Longhorns wide receivers coach Charlie Williams about the impact the spread offense in college has had on the NFL game, he said, “Teams are doing it right now. But since it’s been implemented in the NFL, Carolina has come the closest to winning a Super Bowl with it. More defenses will be preparing for that offense. And you saw what Denver did to it. But that was just one game.” And there’s only one Cam Newton.”

On Texas hoops’ need for Cam Ridley:

“Texas sure could use a healthy Cam Ridley — or even an 80-percent Ridley — because foul-prone Prince Ibeh hasn’t been very productive offensively. “Cam’s stronger than he’s ever been because he’s lifting weights more than he’s ever done,” coach Shaka Smart said. “He was playing so well (when he broke his foot). He was really altering people’s opinions of him. I think he’s a long-term NBA player if he continues to work and improve and get in shape.” … Smart said he’s concerned because point guard Isaiah Taylor has taken so many knocks on his head. “I bet he’s had 10 that haven’t been called.” He has also encouraged the dramatic Taylor to “endear himself to officials more. Those guys are human beings. You want them to feel good about you as a player.”

For the rest of Kirk’s nine things, including thoughts on Karen Aston’s team, the new position created for the athletics department and the upcoming Dell World Golf Championship, click here.


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