AUSTIN - UPDATE 11:30 A.M. - University of Texas head coach Charlie Strong said during his Monday morning press conference his players "won't boycott this game. That's not going to happen. They know how important it is to our seniors."
As rumors swirl about the future of University of Texas Longhorns head football coach Charlie Strong’s future, the football players may be ready to take things into their own hands.
According to KVUE news partner the Austin American-Statesman, a source told the paper that “some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game…Older players are trying to settle things down.”
The Statesman first reported Sunday evening that Strong would be fired by the university after three sub-par seasons and a loss to woeful Kansas on Saturday. The report was followed by stories from other outlets including ESPN reporting that Strong was out as well.
UT, for its part, has said no decision has been made and that a final evaluation will be made after the Longhorns play their final game this season against TCU. That game is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Austin.
If the players did choose to boycott, it would be the second straight year that a major university has seen a football team threaten a boycott. Last season, amidst racial unrest at the school, the University of Missouri football team threatened a boycott. The boycott was averted, but the entire team was unified in the boycott plans at Mizzou.