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Longhorn Helmet Logos Removed Till Players Earn Them: Report

By    |   Monday, 04 Aug 2014 07:44 PM

First-year head coach for the University of Texas football team Charlie Strong has removed the iconic Longhorns logo from the players’ helmets and is reportedly making the team earn them before the season.

Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com tweeted that the Longhorn logos were removed from the players’ white helmets in time for the start of training camp on Monday. He also tweeted that Texas defensive end Cedric Reed said the players have to earn the logo. The photo taken below by Richardson and posted on Twitter shows Texas players without the Longhorn logos on their helmets Monday morning.

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Strong, who had coached the Louisville Cardinals from 2010 until he took over the Texas head coach’s position last year when Mack Brown resigned after 16 seasons, has taken a hard line against players who haven’t conducted themselves well on or off the field, dismissing a total of seven players since January for violating team rules.

Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were charged July 24 with felony sexual assault of a female student on the University of Texas campus. The two players have been suspended.

According to Sports Illustrated, Strong posted rules that he expected his Louisville players to live by, including being honest, treating women with respect, not taking drugs, not stealing, and not using guns. He reportedly put the same rules in front of the Longhorn players when he took over for Brown in January.

"We have core values within this program,” Strong said on Sunday when confirming the players’ dismissals, ESPN reported. “We expect our players to abide by those values. You take away something that's important to them — and football is really important to a lot of these players — and you make sure that with the games taken away from them, they understand how important it is to represent this great university not only on the field but off.”

"We're not in the business of kicking young men out," Strong said Sunday. "The streets have a lot of people out there not doing anything with their lives. When you have a young man with potential and has everything given to them, then there's no reason for them to not be successful. We want to make sure that happens in this program."

The Longhorns play North Texas in their first game and first home game of the 2014 regular season on Aug. 30 in Austin.

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First-year head coach for the University of Texas football team Charlie Strong has removed the iconic Longhorns logo from the players' helmets and is reportedly making the team earn them before the season.
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