Texas to reportedly fire Charlie Strong, school says no decision until after Friday

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Texas officials have decided to fire head coach Charlie Strong, with an announcement likely to come Monday morning, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman. ESPN has also reported the same.

For its part, the school is denying the report.

Texas fell to Kansas 24-21 in overtime on Saturday, the Jayhawks' first Big 12 win in more than two years and the Longhorns' sixth loss in their last eight games. Though he didn't admit as much afterward, it was painfully clear to Strong that the writing was on the wall following the loss. The setback dropped Strong to 16-20 in his 3-year tenure in Austin. At 5-6 on the season, the Longhorns are in jeopardy of suffering three straight losing seasons for the first time in the modern era of college football. While Texas denies multiple reports that its coach will be fired, the Longhorns will send Strong out for his regular media duties on Monday.

Strong has two years remaining on his original 5-year contract, with $10.7 million still owed to him.

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