Drug Testing the ‘Horns

A couple of days ago, we mentioned Charlie Strong’s scrubbing of the Texas Longhorn roster. Yesterday, we found out the deal:

Data obtained by the Statesman indicates that a total of 188 drug tests have been administered in the first eight months of Strong’s tenure. From 2010 to 2013, Texas administered an average of 104 drug tests per year under former coach Mack Brown.

Strong has dismissed nine players from his program since taking over in January and currently has two more players suspended from the team for undisclosed rules violations.

According to data the newspaper acquired through an open records request, Texas drug tested every player after spring break in March. Players who were considered at-risk were then subject to more frequent testing.

Many schools just do the bare minimum related to drug testing, so testing all the players after spring break?  All you can say to that is…wow.  Strong clearly means business about cleaning up the Longhorn culture and you definitely have to applaud his actions.

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