Texas head coach Charlie Strong walks among his players before their game against Kansas. Texas defeats Kansas 59-20 in their Big 12 football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX. Saturday night November 7, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Sonny Cumbie expected to talk with Charlie Strong about joining Texas

Texas AD Mike Perrin on whether there's a cap for what UT will pay: 'Not at present'

Posted December 3rd, 2015

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Sonny Cumbie is expected to meet with Texas coach Charlie Strong next week after the Longhorns complete their season and talk about becoming UT’s play-caller in 2016, a source close to Cumbie said.

On Monday, Strong said he had not spoken with Cumbie, TCU’s co-offensive coordinator since 2014. The former Texas Tech quarterback finished his playing career and then joined the Red Raiders as an assistant, working his way up to co-offensive coordinator in 2013.

Cumbie has called plays only once in his coaching career — Tech’s 34-31 victory over Minnesota in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl.

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Texas athletic director Mike Perrin sidestepped a question Thursday about whether he has begun talks with Strong about remaking the offensive staff. “I’ll deal with that in due time,” Perrin told the Statesman.

Asked if there was a cap on what he’d spend for a new offensive coordinator, Perrin said, “Not at present.”

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