Charlie Strong's seat is getting warmer.

The embattled coach fell to three games under .500 in three seasons at Texas after losing 24-20 to No. 11 West Virginia Saturday at home. Texas fell behind 17-3 late in the first half before rally to make the score look respectable.


The Longhorns are 5-5 this year. They were 6-7 and 5-7 in Strong's first two seasons.

Strong promised back in 2014 that Texas would not lose five games in a season again.


The Longhorns close the regular season at Kansas and at home against TCU, needing at least one win to become bowl-eligible.

Two victories would give Strong his first seven-win season with the once-proud program. That, though, might not be enough to give Strong a fourth season to try to turn Texas around.