Tensions are high around Austin these days, and the pressure on Charlie Strong to get Texas' program turned around is higher than ever after a 50-7 drubbing to TCU that dropped UT to 1-4 on the season.
It would be easy to place blame elsewhere but Strong simply won't do it.
He might be playing with a roster made up primarily of players that Mack Brown recruited to th 40 Acres, but that's not an excuse to place the blame on a head coach that got Texas to two national championship games [won in 2005].
"I will never say it was Coach Brown’s fault. It’s on me," Strong said. "We have the players. It’s us coaching them. It has nothing to do with the last staff. We have what we have and now it’s about us working and lets get them better. Never, once, was it on coach. It’s on us, our staff and on me as a head football coach. We have to make sure that when we put the team out there they are ready to go play."
Strong has had to rely on a number of the players he recruited to Texas to come in and be key contributors this season, including linebacker Malik Jefferson, offensive linemen Connor Williams and Patrick Vahe, who committed to Brown originally, wide receiver John Burt, linebacker Anthony Wheeler, cornerbacks, Kris Boyd, Holton Hill and Davante Davis, and punter Michael Dickson to name a few.