04 Aug

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Horns, Strong Ready to Head to Season with Those Who Do Things the Right Way

Charlie Strong speaks to the media prior to the start of preseason football practice.

Charlie Strong speaks to the media prior to the start of preseason football practice.

By Steve Habel Texas coach Charlie Strong has proven himself a man of his word in his first offseason at the Longhorns helm, instituting a “zero tolerance” policy toward the team that has resulted in the dismissal of seven players, including two arrested last month on sexual assault charges, and the suspension of three others for at least the first game of the upcoming season.

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Sunday, in his first meeting with the press since July, Strong confirmed the dismissal of running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevoski Collins. Strong called Bergeron, Overstreet and Collins “repeat offenders” who broke team rules “over and over and over.” All three players have been granted a release to transfer. The coach also revealed that offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, safety Josh Turner and

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .