Report: Charlie Strong will remain Texas' coach through the season

Texas coach Charlie Strong will not be fired during the season, according to an ESPN report.

Rumors started to swirl Saturday following the Longhorns’ 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State when Texas athletic director Mike Perrin told Orangebloods reporter Anwar Richardson that evaluation was needed.

Perrin later told other media the game needed to be evaluated and then told ESPN’s Jake Trotter that “I’m not evaluating Charlie, per se. I’m evaluating everything.”

Texas started the season 2-0, but have lost their last two games to Cal and Oklahoma State. In three games this season, the Longhorns have allowed at least 47 points and 99 points have been surrendered in the two losses.

Following the loss to Cal, Strong told media his coaching staff would be evaluated, especially defensive coordinator Vance Bedford. He also vowed the defense would be better following the bye week.

Strong, who has been on the hot seat seemingly since he took over in Austin, is in the third year of a five-year contract. Texas would owe him $10 million if they parted ways. Texas has not had a winning season since going 8-5 in 2013.

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 10: Head coach Charlie Strong of the Texas Longhorns walks off the field before the 2015 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Getty Images)
Texas coach Charlie Strong (Getty)

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