Charlie Strong Takes Dig at Texas Tech, Calls Patrick Mahomes ‘Mahonies’
In Charlie Strong's Monday press conference, he was asked about this year's Thanksgiving game against Texas Tech and how it would compare to playing Texas A&M. The Texas coach's answer has many Red Raiders fans angry.
"It's Texas Tech, but it's big for us," Strong said, adding: "Being on Thanksgiving, it has a little more meaning to it."
Strong was also very complimentary of Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and him being a "3,000 yard passer." Well, besides being 1,000 yards under on his passing totals and calling Mahomes "Mahonies." You can watch around the 4:25 mark to hear this part.
Pronunciation problems aside, Strong did have high praise for the explosiveness of the Tech offense.
Texas Tech had its own trouble coming out a little flat last year. It seems like Strong feels like his team will come out flat because they are playing Texas Tech.
I understand the sentiment. I do. Texas is 49-15 in the all-time series and Tech has won in Austin since Spike and co. were running the show. I get all of that. I get that the play action pass has absolutely smoked us even when UT has been down for the last several years.
But being 4-6 and having the audacity to say 'it's only Texas Tech, but we will find a way to get excited about the game'? And 'at least it's on Thanksgiving'?
That's a bold move, Strong. We'll see how it works out for you.
Earlier in the press conference, Charlie expounds on playing Texas A&M again someday, but that "a lot of things would have to happen" for that game to find its way back on the schedule.