With the Texas Longhorns embroiled in what looks like another disappointing season and pundits across the country weighing in on the state of head coach Charlie Strong’s employment, you knew noted shock jock Colin Cowherd wouldn’t hesitate to put his opinion out there.
Safe to say, he’s got quite the #HotTaek:
The topic is listed as, “Is there anything Charlie Strong can do to save his job?” and Cowherd’s answer is, basically, no.
He draws an analogy to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who he says claims 11 blowout wins halfway through his second season in Ann Arbor. In contrast, “even when Texas wins, the games are shootouts.”
In response to the narrative about the cupboard being bare when Strong arrived in Austin, the radio host points out that Urban Meyer inherited a 6-7 Ohio State team and immediately went undefeated.
“You should not only be winning, you should be blowing people out,” Cowherd says. “Texas is defensively terrible. They’ve given up 45 points four times. That’s the most in the country.”
Cowherd gives Strong credit for winning the support of many media members, for what that’s worth, but 6-7, 5-7 and 2-3 (so far) isn’t going to get it done.
“There’s no separation right now between Texas and Texas Tech,” he says. “Are you telling me Charlie got there and they had less talented players than Texas Tech? I like the guy, we’ve had him on the show, but you’ve got to be better than that.”