Jacory Harris

Strong support from Longhorns, both current and former, wasn't enough to save coach's job

Strong support from Longhorns, both current and former, wasn't enough to save coach's job

What they said with their tears in the locker room after the season’s final loss spoke volumes, but when the news became official Saturday that Coach Charlie Strong had been fired by Texas, Longhorns players took to social media to pay respects.

Many offered thanks and wished the coach well in his still-to-be-determined next endeavor. Others captured, in more detail, what Strong accomplished in his three years that went well beyond a 16-21 record.

“Wins and losses don’t reflect what Coach did for this University,” offensive tackle Tristan Nickelson wrote on Twitter. “I wouldn’t trade the lessons he left...

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