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Strong’s discipline at Texas gets powerful vote of confidence

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Texas head coach Charlie Strong has been hard at work at resetting the tone for the way the Longhorns will be run. That has included removing a number of players from the roster that are not buying into Strong’s mentality or philosophies when it comes to representing the program with honor. Strong, already a coaching hire that left a number of Texas fans a bit skeptical, was given a vote of confidence from the top of the university Friday. University of Texas president Bill Powers took to a brief blog post to address his support for the way Strong has been handling the discipline in Austin.

“In recent days, criminal charges and violations of team rules have led Coach Charlie Strong to dismiss and suspend multiple students from our football team,” Power said. “These are unfortunate losses, but I fully support Coach Strong and the hard line on discipline he takes. Indeed, this trait is among the reasons he was hired.”

Strong has yet to win a single game in Austin just yet but receiving this kind of support from the top of the university has to be considered some sort of win. Then again, what else is the president to say about this topic? The school just hired Strong and players in need of a potential wake-up call are being handed just that.

“In Charlie Strong, we have the right person for the job,” Powers continued. “Young players across Texas and beyond know that when they come to UT Austin, they’ll live by Coach Strong’s rules or they won’t play football.”

As stated before right here on College Football Talk, the actions being taken by Strong now will only help the future of the program.

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11 Responses to “Strong’s discipline at Texas gets powerful vote of confidence”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 1, 2014 8:40 PM

    Except for that one guy, while although he’s a thief, Strong takes him back, because he needs a starting DB.

  2. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 1, 2014 11:06 PM

    You should probably added that Bill Powers is “stepping down” this May.

  3. 13datsyuk13 says: Aug 2, 2014 12:47 AM

    Meanwhile A&M is headed in the exact opposite direction. Enjoy your current relevance, Texas will be the only team again real soon.

  4. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 2, 2014 8:49 AM

    Enjoy your fantasy world. Sumlin is killing 3buck Chuck in recruiting, and A&M just opened the finest football facility in America…

  5. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 2, 2014 9:24 AM


    Find it a bit ironic you’re now mocking a guy whom you were livid over aggy’s passing over for Sumlin two years ago? It’s documented, just take it. Troll on though!

  6. pjduffey says: Aug 2, 2014 11:50 AM

    Strong is definitely doing the right thing. As a Florida fan, I have to wonder if this is a reflection of his learning experience with Meyer. He saw first hand what happens when you let a locker room get out of control.

    The flip side is that despite blog posts from the President, Strong will still be expected to win and do so within 2 seasons. Dismissing experienced talent–even if it’s the right thing to do–makes that more difficult.

    He’ll get some leeway from the administration for cleaning up the locker room, but that will only go so far. This will be a real challenge for him. I hope he succeeds.

  7. lbijake says: Aug 2, 2014 12:16 PM

    Why can’t we all just get along?

  8. williered says: Aug 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    Powers was also 100% behind Mack Brown at the end of last season until his meeting with the Regents at which time he was instructed to get rid of Brown (fire or resign) or he (Powers) would be shown the Exit. After that meeting Powers never mentioned anything positive about Brown.

  9. chowciao2014 says: Aug 2, 2014 2:20 PM

    Love what CS is doing at TEXAS. That said, Bill Powers is a sorry BAST…ARD.

  10. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 2, 2014 6:38 PM

    Lol @ all the thumbs down. If you’re going to use an outgoing president’s quote about a coach as an indication of university support, you should make note of that fact in the write up. It’s not an indictment of Strong either way.

  11. andyporras says: Aug 3, 2014 12:27 AM

    What color should the UTower reflect when Longhorns are given the boot?

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