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Freshman Malik Jefferson makes fun of Charlie Strong’s height on Twitter

Posted September 1st, 2015

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With just four days left until the Longhorns open their season at Notre Dame, five-star recruit Malik Jefferson might want to watch what he tweets about his “Texas Tough” coach Charlie Strong.

The freshman linebacker tweeted out an altered photo of coach Strong at a press conference standing on a stool to talk over the podium before him. The photo was accompanied by a playful jab: “He didn’t drink his milk”.

A cursory search on Google on the average height of men suggests 5 feet, 6 inches, which puts Strong on the right side of the bell curve, but not quite the towering presence as his players. 

Texas Longhorns Head Coach Charlie Strong waves to a Texas Longhorns fan during pregame against Arkansas in the NCAA college Advovare Texas Bowl football game at NRG Stadium Saturday, Dec 29, 2014. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)
Texas Longhorns Head Coach Charlie Strong waves to a Texas Longhorns fan during pregame against Arkansas in the NCAA college Advovare Texas Bowl football game at NRG Stadium Saturday, Dec 29, 2014. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

Before cornerback Quandre Diggs became a Detroit Lion, he tweeted last year that Strong often joked about his 5 feet, 9 inch stature despite being the same height.  

Freshman offensive tackle Connor Williams offered up a warning to his fellow recruit that jokes might lead to more time on the practice field, tweeting “shots fired, be ready for a 5:00 wake up call

Jefferson replied he’d cry for real if that actually happened.

Luckily for Jefferson, Strong doesn’t keep an active Twitter account, last tweeting on July 28 that he “Got some exciting news for the future of the program! #LetsRide” referencing recruits the coach landed during the offseason.

 

The original tweet was both retweeted and favorited more than 1,000 times, so hopefully for Jefferson, no one’s shown the coach.

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