New Texas head coach Charlie Strong had his first press conference today where he was introduced to Texas fans by school president Bill Powers and AD Steve Patterson. Coach Strong spoke for a bit about Texas tradition, his time at Louisville, and his plans for getting Texas Football back on track.
Watch the full video of Coach Strong’s press conference:
Really enjoyed listening to him speak about football and his philosophy on building a program. Funny and genuine. Said all the right things and sounded like he meant them. Also great to see his respect for Darrell Royal in there too.
Based off his jokes at the expense of the recruiting sites, I’m guessing that a lot of the people claiming he isn’t good with media are media members he didn’t glad hand enough. Despite some Internet blathering, he appeared to be a guy who will be as good with the media and big money donors as he wants to be.
And watching Twitter reactions I’m not the only one who is excited about Coach Strong’s arrival, it sounds like he is already firing up current, future, and past Longhorn players:
— Aaron Williams (@ajwilliams23) January 6, 2014
Watching the Coach Strong press conference and can't help but to get excited about the Future of the Longhorn Program. #GoHorns
— Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) January 6, 2014
Isn’t it awesome to be excited about Texas Football again? Welcome to the Forty Acres Coach Strong.