Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong after they beat the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for January 6, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Monday, January 6th.

Strong a solid choice for Longhorns, but Texas doesn’t do ‘solid’ – CBSSports

Dennis Dodd could hardly be described as my favorite college football columnist. However, he makes some valid points. This wasn’t an ideal year for Texas to find itself in the coaching market. Where I disagree with Dodd is that the next coach needed to be a “superstar.” That mentality leads to hiring the biggest name, not necessarily the best coach.

Why Texas chose Charlie Strong to be Longhorn’s new coach – Dallas Morning News

Much as we’ve discussed at Hook’em Headlines, Strong has many admirable qualities that convinced Texas and Steve Patterson to ultimately hire him.

Texas Longhorns new HC Charlie Strong throws up ‘Hook’em’ sign – FanSided

No explanation necessary.

Lincoln receiver and Texas Longhorns recruit Emanuel Porter ‘feeling good’ about hiring of Strong – Dallas Morning News

As one of the chief concerns about Texas’ next head coach centered around recruiting, this story will sound very reassuring to Longhorns fans.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. Jason has previously written for a plethora of other publications including Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.

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