Texas Longhorns coach takes a jab at Texas A&M

The Texas Longhorn head coach took a shot at Texas Aggies quarterback J.J. Nelson, tweeting that he was “embarrassed” by Nelson’s decision to stay with Texas instead of taking the Texas job.

Nelson has been the Longhorns starting quarterback since early December, but the Texas coaching staff made a decision to keep Nelson as the starting quarterback.

“I’m embarrassed to say that J. J. Nelson left Texas after having two great seasons.

I was disappointed,” Texas head coach Charlie Strong said.


J’s decision is disappointing to us all.

He was our leader.

He had great leadership and character.

He is a great leader.

We’re going to miss him, and we will miss him for good.”

Nelson took the Texas head coaching job last summer after spending his first two seasons with Baylor.

“The people of Texas are going to be disappointed that JJ. has decided to leave for a job at a rival school,” Strong said, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

“He was a terrific student-athlete and a great teammate.

He will be missed by us all.”

The Longhorns will play Texas A & M on Sunday in the College Football Playoff National Championship.