AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) — Charlie Strong may have coached his last game with Texas.
Texas lost what turned out to be their season finale 31-9 to TCU on Friday afternoon. It was Texas’ lowest point total of the season and first game this year that they failed to score a touchdown. Junior running back D’Onta Foreman rushed for 165 yards and joins Ricky Williams as the only Longhorns to rush for 2000 yards in a season.
Texas ends the 2016 season 5-7 and for Coach Strong and fails to make a bowl game for the second straight year. Strong is now 16-21 in his three years as Texas head coach after going 37-15 in four seasons as head coach at Louisville.
Strong is expected to meet with University of Texas President Gregory Fenves and Athletic Director Mike Perrin on Saturday about his future. If Texas fires Strong, he’ll be owed the full two years remaining on his contract with is approximately $10 million. While Strong said after the game he hopes to return next to Texas next season, he sounded like a coach talking in the past tense about his tenure at UT. “When i took this job three years ago, I came here for one reason, a number of reasons, I came here to win a national championship and I came here to change lives,” said Strong. “What we’ve been going through, it’s just too much pressure placed on them and I told them I never wanted you to make it about me. I wanted you to go and enjoy the game.”
With additional reporting by the Associated Press.