If the last week is of any indication, Friday is going to be a day jam-packed with emotions, rumors and quite possibly, some new surrounding the Texas Longhorns future. On senior day during the ‘Horns regular season finale, many believe a Texas victory may result in a fourth season for head coach Charlie Strong along with a second bowl appearance in three seasons under Strong. A loss likely signifies the end of the Strong era in Austin and after the outpouring of support Strong’s team displayed last Sunday and Monday, hopes of preventing such a fate should result in some tremendously inspiring Longhorn football.
- Texas seeks bowl eligibility during the season finale.
For better or worse, Friday’s meeting with TCU is going to be an emotional one for the Texas Longhorns. Returning home to Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium for the season finale, Friday will serve as the ‘Horns’ Senior Day with bowl eligibility on the line and rumors of Charlie Strong’s future swirling as powerfully as ever. A win would mean Texas is headed for postseason football for the second time in three seasons under Strong and the ‘Horns head coach will likely once again be hoisted in the air on the shoulders of a team that loves and supports him at a level rarely seen. A loss, on the other hand, would see Texas match last season’s 5-7 effort and likely the last time Strong boasts burnt orange inside DKR.
- Charlie Strong wants to remain at Texas in 2017.
As part of the positive progress, Strong raved about the current crop of Longhorns under his guidance and the ways in which they’ve grown as young men more than anything else during their time on the 40 Acres. While some may not agree on its significance during a decision on his future, it was clear Strong’s goal for his players in life goes far beyond winning, such the character of his players beyond the field and academic achievement. Strong didn’t fail to mention the future he sees for this team in a big way, either, as Strong said he strongly believes the team in Austin right now will win a national championship.
- Matthew McConaughey talks Charlie Strong, Texas.
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- Burnt Orange Nation staff predictions.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Commentary: Tim Brando will call play-by-play while Spencer Tillman joins him in the booth for analysis. Bruce Feldman will be on the sidelines.
Radio: Longhorn IMG Network Network across the network, Sirius channel 83 and online channel 81
Online Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Weather: 66 degrees
Odds: Texas (-3.5)