Monday September 7th, 2015

Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong returned to Austin following what he described as a not acceptable loss to Notre Dame due to a lackluster showing from his team's offense Saturday.

“We can't go through another season with a bad offense,” Strong said. “No, that cannot happen. We have some talented players there.”

The Texas quarterback tandem of junior Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard was sacked five times by the Notre Dame lineman.

“We ended up wanting to play both (Swoopes and Heard) in the first half, which we did, and then the second half when we got it back to 173 and then it goes to 243,” Strong said. “We just felt like Tyrone would do a better job of trying to get us back in the game. We threw the football but just didn't protect it.”

The Longhorns were held to 163 yards on offense while surrendering 527 on defense.

Last year's Texas offense averaged 21.4 points per game with 337.3 yards (199.9 ypg passing, 137.4 ypg rushing) and finished with a 67 record. 

Texas' next game is Sept. 12 against Rice at Darrel K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.

Watch Strong's full press conference from Monday below: 


Christopher Chavez

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