Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator Chris Ash is out on the Forty Acres. But much to his benefit, he’s in with newly hired Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer as a position coach, Yahoo Sports reports. Ash was Meyer’s defensive coordinator in 2014, the last time the former Ohio State Buckeyes coach won a national championship at the college level.
Sources: Chris Ash expected to be part of Urban Meyer’s staff in Jacksonville as a position coach. Ash was Meyer’s DC during the 2014 season when Ohio State won the national title.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 16, 2021
Think that’s weird? Yahoo Sports is also reporting that former Texas head coach and, most recently, fired South Florida Bulls head coach Charlie Strong will also join Meyer in the Jacksonville as an assistant head coach; Strong will also likely coach linebackers.
Sources: Charlie Strong is finalizing a deal to become Urban Meyer’s assistant head coach in Jacksonville. He’ll also coach a position, likely linebackers. Stadium first reported.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 16, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: The Ceddys – best, worst of the 2020 season
Dallas Morning News: 3 things that need to happen for Texas basketball to make an NCAA Tournament run: guards, threes and depth
Dallas Morning News: Greg Brown discusses competitiveness, expanding his game during Longhorns’ historic start
247Sports: Tracking the Longhorns returning, headed to the NFL and hitting the transfer portal
247Sports: New names emerging for on-field positions, personnel department
Inside Texas: How’s Sark doing?
Inside Texas: Sources: Drew Hughes to be named UT Director of Player Personnel
Inside Texas: Understanding WR coach Andre Coleman’s retention
Inside Texas: Assistant hires and retentions help Sarkisian build in-state recruiting relationships
Inside Texas: Closure, the legend of Banks, DC talk
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 2022 RB Zach Evans notches Texas offer
Burnt Orange Nation: 2022 RB Zach Evans discusses Texas offer, fit in Steve Sarkisian’s offense
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Sanders caps Ryan career with title
247Sports: The Stampede: Time for Texas staff to get busy on recruiting trail
247Sports: Four-star 2022 running back Jaydon Blue keeping options open
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: The team returns to campus; OL, RB, DE recruiting; DC silence
Inside Texas: Around The Horns: Sanders, Hoover, and Gould
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Bears prove muster against Raiders, 68-60
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech’s slow offensive night opens door for Baylor victory
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Baker Mayfield made OU fans proud this season
Cowboys Ride For Free: Short Pour Saloon: Cowboy basketball update
Cowboys Ride For Free: First round of Bedlam basketball postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Eli Sanders commits to Iowa State
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: 2 winners and 4 losers from the NFL divisional playoff round
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas softball star pitcher Miranda Elish is opting out of the 2021 season over ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple outlets report. Elish previously stated she planned to return as a fifth-year senior after the pandemic forced 2020’s cancelation. “After all my years of playing the game I love, this message comes with deep sadness and a very heavy heart,” Elish said in a statement released through the Texas athletic department. “It was a decision that I’ve thought long and hard about, and unfortunately due to situations surrounding me, I feel it is in my best interest to not participate in the 2021 season because of my concerns over Covid-19.” Chalk that up as a major loss for the Longhorns.
- Texas baseball just received a No. 9 preseason ranking from D1Baseball.