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Longhorn Headlines: Player Dismissals Abound

Headlines and happenings from around Longhorn Nation. What will be the final tally of players dismissed?

Leading the list of player dismissals is Joe Bergeron. The senior running back has had a tenuous relationship with Charlie Strong. Apparently, that relationship has come to an end.

Texas senior running back Joe Bergeron was dismissed from the team on Thursday, according to several sources. Bergeron has the option to appeal the dismissal, which could lead to a reverse of his release within the next 10 days. It is unknown if Bergeron will appeal.

In all the chaos and speculation is this story that the dismissed players will meet with Charlie Strong on Monday. Could some find their way back onto the team?

In the midst of all the reports of Texas Longhorns players being dismissed from the football team, there has been a notable lack of any type of confirmation from the school, especially an official release.

Even Forbes has an opinion on the player dismissals. Who’s next, National Geographic?

Texas Head Football coach Charlie Strong was hired to bring an immediate change to the University of Texas’ football fortunes. He is wasting no time in creating a culture of discipline and responsibility. He has moved rapidly in dismissing seven incumbent players from the program for violation of team rules. His dramatic wake up call sends a message to the players, administration, and alums that a new day has come for Longhorn football.

Lost in the news of player departures is the loss of Kendall Thompson. Thompson was not dismissed, but forced to leave the team because of concussions. This is an unfortunate story, but hopefully the young man can lead a healthy, productive life.

Another East Texas athlete is no longer on the Texas Longhorns football team. Kendall Thompson, of Carthage, left the team due to multiple concussion, stated Orangebloods reporter Jason Suchomel. Orangebloods is a Yahoo! Sports Rivals site dedicated to the University of Texas.

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