When he was hired by Texas, a primary area of concern for Charlie Strong was whether he could do anything outside of coaching ball. That the minute Charlie Strong was asked to sell the University of Texas-Austin football program, he would fail. That he would fail at connecting with fans, boosters and deliberately remove himself from any responsibility outside of his players, and coaching.
Since he has only been on the job for a few months, #TexasStrong the sales rep may be a flop but say this for the man - he's trying.
Charlie Strong only has to replace the best sales rep in the history of that fine institution - Mack Brown - but Strong is coming to a neighborhood near you ... complete with the University of Texas prerequisite corporate sponsor.
Starting at Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth on April 21, Charlie Strong is going to commence a University of Texas football barnstorming tour around the great a state Texas to remind you that Texas is King, and that both he and UT are superior to Texas A&M.
It is the official 2014 Comin' on Strong tour bus, sponsored by DISH. Fans can meet and Coach Strong, UT director of athletics Steve Patterson as well as former letterwinners and famous alums. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids, and includes food, giveaways, etc.
This tour will have zero to do with an eventual winning record, but it does show Charlie Strong is trying to do something he was thought to want no part of. He may never have Mack's ability to work a room, or kiss fat-cat wallets, but Strong is trying to recruit fans and be a salesman for UT football.
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