Strong says he has support

Charlie Strong is struggling with a 3-4 record after seven games but says he still has support as he tries to win three more and go to a bowl game.

The current AP top 20 is filled with "new" coaches.  Nine of the 12 are in either their first, second or third year as head coach for their current team.

1. Alabama   Nick Saban 10th year
2. Michigan  Jim Harbaugh 2nd year
3. Clemson   Dabo Swinney 9th year
4. Washington Chris Petersen 3rd yer
5. Louisville   Bobby Petrino 3rd year
6. Ohio State    Urban Meyer 5th year
7. Nebraska   Mike Riley 2nd year
8. Baylor  Jim Grobe  1st year
9. A&M  Kevin Sumlin  5th year
10. West VA  Dana Holgorson 6th year
11. Wisconsin   Paul Chryst 2nd year
12. FSU  Jimbo Fisher 7th year
13. Boise  Bryan Harsin 3rd year
14. Florida Jim McElwain 2nd year
15. Auburn  Gus Malzahn  4th year
16. OU   Bob Stoops 18th year
17. Utah Kyle Whittingham 12th year
18. Tenn   Butch Jones 4th year
19. LSU   Ed Orgeron 1st year
20. Western Michigan  PJ Fleck 4th year

Charlie Strong is in his third year as head coach of the Longhorns and after struggling through two seasons with losing records, big things were expected in 2016.  But UT has lost four of its last five games and is 3-4 on the year, in danger of not getting six wins to qualify for a bowl game.

Strong, who has two years left on his contract with UT, says he still has support.


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