Red McCombs told the San Antonio Express-News that he would not contact Texas administrators about Charlie Strong's job status. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

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Red McCombs discusses Charlie Strong with San Antonio newspaper

Posted October 3rd, 2016


At least publicly, Red McCombs does not count himself among those calling for the job of Texas football coach Charlie Strong.

McCombs, a well-known booster who has a statue at Royal-Memorial Stadium, told the San Antonio Express-News on Monday that he will not reach out to Texas administrators about Strong’s job status. McCombs, however, declined to divulge what he would say if his opinion was solicited. He also bristled at the notion that Texas couldn’t make a mid-season coaching change.

“Don’t tell me you can’t fire someone in the middle of the season,” McCombs told the Express-News’ Mike Finger.


Upon Strong’s hire in 2014, McCombs was quoted as saying that the new coach would “make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator.” McCombs, who will celebrate his 89th birthday later this month, and Strong later made up, but the San Antonio businessman expressed concern on Monday about a football program that has gone 13-16 with Strong in charge.

“We know we have issues, and the whole world knows we have issues, so it does hurt” McCombs said.

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