For the last week and a half, the 2014 Comin’ on Strong Tour has traveled across our great state. It has been successful in uniting UT football frontrunners, specifically new coach Charlie Strong, with Longhorn fans from Fort Worth to Dallas, Houston to Tyler, San Antonio to Corpus, and all the way down to the Rio Grande Valley. Coach Strong has enthusiastically embraced his new role in the Longhorn Nation and has no plans of slowing down. The tour still has four more stops in El Paso, Midland/Odessa, Amarillo and Beaumont. Visit the tour’s homepage to see if there are still tickets available! #TxStrongTour14
Here are a few happenings from the Comin’ on Strong Tour so far:
Fort Worth, the first stop of eleven cities set the tone for the 2014 Comin’ on Strong Tour with a sold out crowd of Texas fans, Mexican food and the UT Mariachi Ensemble.
Members of Texas Cheer & Pom have been essential to the success of the Comin’ on Strong Tour: Endless smiles and cheers to help rev up the fans in each city.
In Dallas, UT women’s soccer coach, Coach Kelly, and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, put their horns up next to Williams’ coveted trophy.
In Tyler, Tex, the 30’ tall inflatable mascot, has to be anchored down with a truck before the strong winds can pick him up and gave him a bird’s eye view of Texas.
In San Antonio, three members from the Longhorn alumni band had the special opportunity to meet with the legendary Jody Conradt, former women’s basketball head coach. These gentlemen were present for the 1986 NCAA National Championship at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky where the Longhorns were victorious over USC, 97-81.
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