At this point in the season, it's important to get a sense of what coaches are thinking about a variety of subjects. For that reason, the entirety of Sterlin Gilbert's press conference from Tuesday has been transcribed here:
More than 50 Texas players gathered Monday in an emotional show of support for Charlie Strong at his weekly press conference. Here’s the coldest thing I’ve written in this space: if they had shown up more on the field the past three seasons, the head coach wouldn’t be facing a firing squad.
Nearing Thanksgiving and only seven recruits committed. Typically not ideal but after two heart-stopping cycles of late finishes with Charlie Strong you should be accustomed to this. It doesn't look like Strong will be here on NSD, but the finish is guaranteed to be furious.
I wanted to relay some information in light of the misinformation and speculation floating around. Rumor peddling is fun intrigue, but there can be a cost to constant misinformation. Not always to the peddlers. But sometimes to the program. The decision was made on the field in Lawrence, Kansas.
Lawrence, Kansas presented multiple opportunities for the Texas Longhorns. It could have given the team a chance to get bowl eligible with a win against Kansas after missing a bowl game last year. It could have given the team momentum heading into TCU. It could have given head coach Charlie Strong a stronger argument to return to coach a fourth year at Texas. Instead, Lawrence became a nightmare zone.
LAWRENCE, KS -- A win is a win no matter how ugly it is. But a loss to a team that hasn't won on the Big 12 it seems since the Clinton administration is about as bad as it gets. And from a different angle, when your running back continues to shatter records because you're force feeding him 51 carries - the most in D1 since 2000 and seven from the all-time mark, this loss is the type that gets coaches fired. No matter how many values he has. Here are our Five Quick Thoughts following KU's 24-21 OT win over Texas on Saturday.
The old, 'what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know' game. With some reports out there that are kind of reporting things that appear to be reportage, I figured I'd chime in. Admittedly this isn't going to be much different but I'll try and piece all the moving parts together with a bit more substance and you guys can super-sleuth it to come to your own conclusion as to what's going on.