University of Texas parts ways with head coach Charlie Strong

Ends Texas career with 16-21 record


SAN ANTONIO – Head football coach Charlie Strong has parted ways with the University of Texas Longhorns team after three seasons.

Strong finished his Longhorns coaching career with a 16-21 record (12-15, Big 12).

Men's athletics director, Mike Perrin, released a statement: "This was an important year for our program to take the next step, and the results simply aren't there, so we've decided to make a change. We appreciate Coach Strong so much, are grateful for all he has done with our program and wish him the best in the future."

Strong said in a written statement: "I do understand that it comes down to wins and losses, and we have not done our job in that area yet. I accept full responsibility for that, but know in my heart that we accomplished our primary goal, which is the development of young men." 

The full statements from both Strong and Perrin can be found on http://www.texassports.com.

This decision comes after a crucial game for Strong ended in another Longhorns loss against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs on Friday. 

President Gregory L. Fenves' statement on the decision can be read here: http://news.utexas.edu/2016/11/26/statement-from-president-on-charlie-strong.

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