Despite widespread media reports on Sunday evening that the Texas Longhorns have made the decision to fire head coach Charlie Strong, athletic director Mike Perrin released a statement denying the news.
“There are a number of rumors out there about the status of Charlie Strong,” Perrin said. “I’ve said it all along, we will evaluate the body of work after the regular season. We have a game to get ready for on Friday, and I hope our fans will come out and support our team. We’ll discuss where things stand after that.”
A Texas official also confirmed that Strong will have his typical weekly media availability on Monday at 11 a.m. CT. There had been a great deal of speculation that the ‘Horns could make a decision on Strong’s future by that point or at least cancel the appearance to avoid the embarrassing spectacle of forcing him to answer further questions about his non-existent job security.
However, it appears that the charade will continue for a few more days, at least if Perrin’s statement is worth taking a face value.
As of 5:30 p.m. CT, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported that Strong hadn’t been notified of his impending termination by Perrin or president Greg Fenves.
Basically, the shenanigans at Texas continue apace — the best thing for everyone is to get this over with as quickly as possible. But no. Not Texas.