Charlie Strong says wins will change attitudes of doubters at Texas
New Texas coach Charlie Strong joined the show to talk about taking the gig in Austin. Here are some of his takes ….
— On influential booster Red McCombs questioning his hire: “Once you win some football games,” Strong said. “you’re going to change a lot of peoples attitudes.”
— On how Louisville fans feel: “There are always going to be hard feelings, especially when you built something special,” Strong said.
— On quarterback Teddy Bridgewater going pro” Teddy didn’t affect my decision. We had enough coming back. Teddy was the only player leaving on offense.”
— On how important it is to be first African-American coach in Texas: “If you look around, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for African-American coaches.”
— Strong said that the media attention won’t be a new experience in Texas because he’s dealt with that at every school he’s been at even when he was an assistant. “Any time you’re in a top tier program there’s going to be a lot of media attention,” Strong said.
— On Blake Bortles: “I love Blake Bortles. I recruited Blake Bortles out of high school. Outstanding player. Physical player. I think him and Teddy both are going to be high draft picks.”