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)

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Bohls: Just how much support does Charlie Strong have from the UT administration?

Posted May 11th, 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 how much support Texas administration has for Charlie Strong:

“If anyone is still clinging to the notion that Texas does not support Charlie Strong and want him to succeed, forget it. The school is expected to approve big raises for two of his assistants despite back-to-back losing seasons that would hint that no one deserves raises. Brick Haley coached the defensive line, which was a clear team weakness last season, and he gets his salary doubled. It’s safe to say the Texas administration is firmly in Strong’s camp.”

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On Big 12 expansion:

“The notion that expansion is the obvious solution to the Big 12’s fragile future may not be so obvious. Not after an Oklahoma regent said Monday that his school isn’t exactly as united in adding two or more members to the 10-team league as school president David Boren’s comments might have suggested. Max Weitzenhoffer, the chairman of Oklahoma’s board of regents, which meets Thursday, said he doesn’t believe expansion is in the best interest of the Sooners’ football program. Neither do I.”

Coach Darrell Royal, center, of the University of Texas, chats with two of the team's captains, David McWilliams, left, and Scott Appleton, tackle, Dec. 27, 1963, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Ted Powers)
Coach Darrell Royal, center, of the University of Texas, chats with two of the team’s captains, David McWilliams, left, and Scott Appleton, tackle, Dec. 27, 1963, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Ted Powers)

On Texas’ futility of conference titles in football:

“Next fall will mark 40 years since Darrell Royal’s final season before retiring after 11 Southwest Conference championships in two decades. Since 1977, the Longhorns have won seven conference titles — yes, seven — and the one in 1994, when A&M was ineligible, was shared by so many that I think Sam Houston State even had a share. That’s seven in a 38-year span. And since 1996, Texas has won the football league only twice. The only match in that sad, 19-year futility were the two titles between 1921-1941.”

On Texas’ baseball program:

“Texas baseball hit rock bottom last weekend in Morgantown, W.V. It simply did not show up as it appears the team is mailing it in with back-to-back sweeps, an embarrassing scenario for this proud program. I can’t help but wonder if Texas is already working out an exit strategy for Augie Garrido, one of the finest college baseball coaches in history and whose rich legacy deserves protecting. Let’s all pray for some dignity. If so, Texas should look at TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle and Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan its top two targets.”

For the rest of Kirk’s 9 Things including his thoughts on Tim Duncan, Bryce Harper and the new Captain America movie, click here.

 

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