UT Head Coach Charlie Strong speaks at his weekly news conference at Bellmont Hall on Monday August 29, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Bohls: Charlie Strong will return in 2017

Posted August 31st, 2016

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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’s future past the 2016 season:

In all likelihood, Charlie Strong needs to win at least seven games and not have any humiliating blowout defeats — “no TCU-type losses,” one huge booster said — to keep his job. He has the total support of the school president and athletic director, but some big hitters are restless. I fully expect Strong to survive and enter Year Four as a favorite to win the Big 12. The trick will be his contract. If he wins big this year, say nine or 10 games, Texas should consider a fully guaranteed two-year extension. If he barely scrapes by, add one or two years on his contract but no new guaranteed money. If Texas fires Strong after this season, it owes him $10 million.

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On one Longhorn sure to play in the NFL:

Caleb Bluiett will play in the NFL. I’m really high on the Texas senior tight end. He’s built like a brick wall; he’s versatile; he’s got great hands. When I asked what position he might play at the next level, he said, “Anywhere. I would be a deep snapper. I might just have to say ‘athlete.’ ” Bluiett did do some deep snapping in high school.

For the rest of Kirk’s 9 Things, including his thoughts on Sam Ehlinger, new BYU OC Ty Detmer and one writer’s thoughts on Notre Dame, click here.

 

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