Charlie Strong: ‘I guess people think I’m dying’

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas head football Coach Charlie Strong understands the buzz of criticism following the Longhorn’s 50-7 loss to TCU on Saturday.

“Whatever been said, rightfully so because we’re not getting it done the way we should,” Strong said on Monday.  Strong also knows there’s one simple way to put an end to a lot of the criticism, “You win, you don’t have to worry about it, but if you lose and get beat the way we get beat, it’s going to happen to you.”

As for Strong’s well being through this 1-4 start, “I guess people think I’m dying, I say to people all the time, I’m ok, it’s University of Texas, it’s what you signed on for.”

Texas now has to turn their attention to Oklahoma (4-0, #10 in A.P. Poll), where the Sooners are coming off a 20 point win over West Virginia. Strong called OU the most balanced offensive team they’ll face with the passing game led by quarterback Baker Mayfield (Lake Travis High School), and running back Samaje Perine, a Hendrickson High School product. It’s a tough way to try to get this team and season turned around, but Strong remains confident.

“Through adversity you’re either going to get stronger or fall apart, and we’re not going to fall apart,” he added

Strong said that he did talk with kicker Nick Rose after missing both field goal attempts on Saturday, telling him that this week will be an open competition with Nick Jordan who was the primary place kicker in 2012 hitting 9 out of 15 field goal attempts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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