The Texas Longhorns Are the Titanic

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SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Charlie Strong of the Texas Longhorns on the sidelines during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 5, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Jon Durr Getty Images North America

You know you really hate Texas when someone thinks, “You know, the Texas Longhorns remind me of the movie Titanic.” Then you splice all the highlights together — including Colt McCoy getting hit by Marcel Dareus just as the Titanic hits the iceberg — and it’s a perfect fit. 

Even Texas fans will think this is funny. 

I think. 

It’s amazing how similar the Texas Longhorns are after firing Mack Brown as the Michigan Wolverines and Tennessee Vols were after firing their own iconic national championship winning coach. Remember that Michigan and Tennessee both floundered for a long time. Indeed, the only school to ever fire a coach with a .750 winning percentage and replace him with someone who wins at a higher level is Florida State in the transition from Bobby Bowden to Jimbo Fisher. And that might be an unfair comparison since Jimbo was running things in Tallahassee for a couple of years before Bowden officially stepped down. 

So, yep, right now Texas is the Titanic. 

Will Charlie Strong make it on the lifeboats? It’s starting to look like the answer is no. 

Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

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Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.