Things have not gone smoothly for Strong in his first year-and-a-half on the job at Texas as he tries to push forward a program that was already in decline during Mack Brown’s final seasons.
McMurphy suggested several factors could lure Strong to Miami, including his frustrations with now working under two school presidents and two athletic directors (current AD Mike Perrin serves on an interim basis), his recruiting ties to South Florida from his days as defensive coordinator at Florida and his wife’s ties to the state, she is from Lakeland.
Texas has won two in a row for the first time this season to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference. After some trying times after a blowout opening loss at Notre Dame and the TCU fiasco, Strong’s Longhorns upset then-No. 10 Oklahoma and beat Kansas State last week.