Sources: Charlie Strong expected to be fired by Texas on Saturday – Yahoo Sports
Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong will meet with the school’s administration Saturday morning, according to Yahoo Sports sources.
The expectation is that he will be fired when they meet.
Multiple reports suggested that Houston coach Tom Herman will meet with Texas personnel shortly thereafter to discuss filling the head coaching position.
There were various media reports that Herman had become the primary target at LSU, which may have moved on from Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher. However, sources have told Yahoo Sports that Texas remains a strong option for Herman – if indeed the administration fires Strong, who was left twisting all week amid reports that the school already had decided to dismiss him.
A potential bidding war between two power programs over Herman could affect the rest of the coaching landscape throughout college football.
Baylor, for instance, had been hoping for a shot at Herman – who was hired for his first head-coaching job at Houston by current Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades. But that was before Herman raised his stock another notch by blowing out Louisville last week, and before Strong and LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron were upset by Kansas and Florida, respectively.
That changed the marketplace, and not in Baylor’s favor.
With Herman likely headed to either Austin or Baton Rouge, sources told Yahoo Sports that North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is a prime target for Baylor, where he once worked as a graduate assistant and still has friends and supporters.