More freshman fire, but this time it comes from a mom
The apparent freshman uprising at Texas continued Tuesday, but this time it didn’t involve Twitter. And this time it wasn’t directed at the team’s upperclassmen.
This time it came from a mom. And it was a straight shot at coach Charlie Strong.
The mother of freshman running back Chris Warren said she won’t be afraid to force her son to transfer if things don’t start looking better at Texas, she told the 247Sports website that covers the Washington Huskies, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
“Christopher will not play for a coach that does not place academics, the development of a young man’s foundation and enforcement of proper conduct on and off the field at a very high level,” Warren’s mother K’Tara Lopez said, according to the website. “We are not timid about the transfer process like others are.”
A year ago, Strong was lauded nationwide for the implementation of his five core values that he expects all of his players to abide by. Strong suspended or dismissed at least nine players from the 2014 team who did not meet his standards.
Lopez’s comments came a day after Longhorns players sniped at one another through the media and on Twitter, which occurred two days after Texas suffered a humiliating 50-7 loss at TCU to fall to 1-4, the program’s worst start in nearly 60 years.
“I think he (Strong) can (turn UT around),” Lopez told the website. “But (I’m) not sure the time frame will work for the UT fans and alumni.”
Or apparently her. Warren, the son of former NFL running back Chris Warren, chose Texas over Washington. She didn’t specify to the website which school Warren would transfer to, but said, "you know his final list."
Warren was ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 running back prospects last year. So far he hasn’t seen much action with the Longhorns. He’s appeared in three games, getting 10 carries for 33 yards.
As for Warren, he seems pretty pumped up about Saturday’s game against No. 12 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
— Chris Warren III (@ScorealldayCW25) October 6, 2015