Rumors had it that players would boycott the team's game this week, which Strong emphatically shot down. The Longhorns can either become bowl-eligible, or clinch their third seven-loss season under Strong on Saturday.
The former Louisville head coach has gone 16-20 in three seasons with Texas, including 12-14 in Big 12 play. The hot seat conversation intesified after the Longhorns' stunning overtime loss to Kansas, who had lost 19 straight conference games.
Strong will be owed a $10.7 million buyout for the rest of his contract if he is let go. Sources say there was "extreme pressure" for the school to fire Strong and pursue Houston head man, Tom Herman. In regards to the school's coaching future, Strong did claim that athletic director, Mike Perrin, will evaluate the team's progress at season's end.