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Dissention From University of Texas Booster Concerning the Charlie Strong Hiring

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A major University of Texas donor and booster is not happy with the hiring of Charlie Strong (pictured) to take over UT Football.  Red McCombs, former owner of the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Vikings, appeared on ESPN 1250 in San Antonio Tuesday to complain about the hiring.

McCombs wasn’t impressed with Strong’s coaching experience. “I don’t have any doubt, boy, Charlie’s a fine coach. I think he’d probably make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator.”

McCombs wasn’t happy about boosters not being able to provide input to new UT Athletic Director Steve Patterson, “I think it’s a kick in the face. Beyond the fact of what actually happened, we have boosters that have a lot of knowledge about the game.”

McCombs went on to say that new Patterson hired the wrong coach for the Longhorns. He wanted ESPN analyst Jon Gruden to be hired instead of Strong.

You can find a link to the podcast on this page at the ESPN 1250 site.

Charlie Strong was lured away from Louisville to take over Texas.

Information from the Associated Press used in this report

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