Strong Makes Solid First Impression at Big XII Media Days, Preaches Toughness
Following a summer of planning, recruiting and football camp, Texas coach Charlie Strong met the media for the first time leading up to fall practice as part of the annual Big 12 media days in Dallas.
Strong didn’t arrive in Dallas expecting to score points with the press, a role many claim his predecessor enjoyed. Remember Oregon coach Mark Helfrich sharing the podium with then-Texas coach Mack Brown at an Alamo Bowl preview? When Brown finished answering a question, Helfrich smiled, and as SBNation reported, “By the end of the press conference, both coaches were cracking jokes as Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich turned to Brown as his counterpart was talking up the Ducks and said, "You're really good at this."