Texas coach Charlie Strong before a NCAA college football game against Texas Tech at Royal-Memorial Stadium Saturday, Nov. 26, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Reaction: Sterlin Gilbert turns down Texas

Posted December 11th, 2015

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Just when Texas thought Sterlin Gilbert was coming to Austin, it all fell apart.

A member of the Art Briles coaching tree, Gilbert stunned the Longhorns and rejected the offer to be the new offensive coordinator on Friday.

He reportedly had accepted the position a day earlier.

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Gilbert is the current offensive coordinator at Tulsa and a former Texas high school football coach. His rejection comes the same week TCU offensive coordinator Sunny Cumbie also declined the job.

Not surprisingly, the reaction to the news was mixed, and even the University of Texas’ president, likely dealing with so many other issues this week, weighed in.

Other reaction to the news:

https://twitter.com/TexLonghornsFan/status/675394988507717632

https://twitter.com/DuwanBooker/status/675429961067433984

https://twitter.com/briankellypage/status/675400048457351168

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