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Texas signees react to DL coach Chris Rumph's departure

And they aren't happy.

Du'Vonta Lampkin
Du'Vonta Lampkin
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Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong will start the process of hiring a new defensive line coach after Chris Rumph departed for the Florida Gators on Friday, but he should probably make a few phone calls to Horns signees first.

Cy Falls defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin and Rowlett defensive end Charles Omenihu weren't particularly happy after Florid announced Rumph as its new defensive line coach:

After the report that Rumph was going to take the job surfaced on Thursday, Lampkin sent out the following:

And here's what Omenihu had to say in the immediate aftermath:

Rumph was the lead recruiter for both prospects, as well as their prospective future position coach.

The whole situation brought the trolls out:

It's quite possible that Strong received reassurances from Rumph that he was staying put in Austin and relayed that to the recruits, but this whole situation is extremely unfortunate for the recruits and Strong will likely have to do some making up in order to rebuild trust with these particular signees.