The latest in a long line of meetings concerning the Texas Longhorns football team apparently happened on Monday, but didn’t feature any players — Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods reported that head coach Charlie Strong met with athletic director Mike Perrin.
A Texas spokesmen is denying the report:
Texas official says Mike Perrin stopped by the office to say hi to football staffers this morning, like every Monday. But no Strong meeting.— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) October 24, 2016
And Richardson is standing by his original report.
The closed-door meeting apparently featured some setting of expectations by Perrin, who has expressed support for his embattled head coach in the past, but notably declined to comment to reporters after Saturday loss to the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan.
With the ‘Horns sitting at 3-4 following losses in four of the last five games and Perrin having spent the last three Mondays ominously appearing at Strong’s Monday media availabilities for reasons that no one quite understands, the general belief is that Texas needs to win out for Strong to keep his job.
Perhaps the meeting with Perrin was merely for the athletic director to deliver the “win or else” ultimatum that is blindingly obvious to everyone, and, therefore, not a particularly productive message to deliver.
Make no mistake — Strong understands his position and what he needs to do to return for a fourth season.
Of course, Perrin has no previous experience as an athletic director prior to assuming the role for an interim period 13 months ago, so he’s writing his own script as he goes along here.
Barring a miraculous turnaround, one act of that script will likely close with Strong’s termination at some point shortly following the season-ending contest against TCU in Austin.
And then Perrin will embark upon his second major coaching search for the Longhorns after getting rejected by numerous top candidates to replace legendary baseball coach Augie Garrido, all while securing substantial raises for many of those candidates.
The best bet for the likely upcoming search for a new head football coach, then? There will be some raises around the country. And some dysfunction. There will probably be some dysfunction.
Magic 8-ball predicts Charlie Strong's future at Texas由 Burnt Orange Nation 貼上了 2016年10月25日