The Texas Longhorn Football team were defeated by the Oregon Ducks 30-7 on December 30th at the Valero Alamo Bowl in former Head Coach Mack Brown's final game at Texas.
After a long and well thought-out process, Athletic Director Steve Patterson and President Bill Powers found a new football coach to replace Mack Brown. Patterson and Powers introduced Texas' new Head Football Coach, Charlie Strong, at a press conference on Monday Jan. 6th at 11 a.m.
Charlie Strong was the Head Football Coach at the University of Louisville for four seasons. During those four seasons, he led the Cardinals to a 37-15 record with three bowl wins and two Big East Conference titles. One bowl win included a BCS Bowl victory over heavily-favored Florida. Strong was formerly a defensive coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer before taking the head coaching job at Louisville.
Various coaches and players have described Strong as someone that makes his teams physically and mentally tough. Strong is also regarded as one of the nation's best recruiters, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Strong also recruited Teddy Bridgewater, who many believe is this year's number one pick in the NFL draft. Strong and his staff at Louisville developed Bridgewater into one of the nation's top quarterbacks in college football.
Strong is expected to meet with the Texas team in the next 48 hours and talk with each player individually. Strong is also expected to put together his new coaching staff during the week, so check back on the Horns Illustrated website for updates on who the new coordinators and position coaches will be.
For a full replay of Charlie Strong's first press conference as Texas Head Coach, watch the video below.
The Texas Men's Basketball team dropped its Big 12 Opener to Oklahoma 88-85 on Saturday. Oklahoma hit 13 team three-pointers and had a ten-point lead at halftime. The Sooners sparked a late comeback after being down for most of the second half.
Javan Felix scored a career-high 28 points for the Longhorns. Demarcus Croaker attempted a game-tying three-point after the Sooners missed two free throws in the closing seconds, but Croaker was unable to connect.
The Longhorns return to action against No.11 Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Jan. 8th at 8 p.m. in Stillwater.
The Texas Women's Basketball team defeated Kansas State 67-53 in their Big 12 home opener.
Junior Nneka Enemkpali led Texas with 18 points, while sophomore center Imani McGee-Stafford finished with double-figures for Texas with 10 points.
The Longhorns return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 8th against Oklahoma at 11 a.m.