There’s no lack of drama in Texas.
On Monday, the Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls reported that “several Longhorn players are considering boycotting this week’s regular-season finale against TCU,” after rumors swirled Sunday night that Texas coach Charlie Strong would be fired following an embarrassing loss to Kansas last Saturday that dropped the Longhorns to 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the Big 12 Conference. A source in Bohls’ report mentioned that “older players are trying to settle things down.” Texas is scheduled to play TCU on Friday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Later Monday, Strong told reporters that a boycott will not take place.
On possible boycott, Strong said, "That's not going to happen. This game is about the seniors."
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) November 21, 2016
We’ve heard about possible boycotts in major college football before. Last November, some Missouri players threatened to boycott a game against BYU after racial tensions escalated on campus. However, the game was played as scheduled.
Eyes throughout the country will continue to be fixed on Texas’ situation in the coming days. On Monday, Texas players attended Strong’s news conference and greeted their coach, as captured by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman in the clip below.
Charlie Strong leaving today's press conference, greeted by his players. pic.twitter.com/Ccm3L0jZzQ
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 21, 2016
Don’t count on the drama in Austin ending soon.