Much has been made this offseason about Charlie Strong laying down the law at Texas, and now we have some clarity on the discipline doled out to the players in question.
The Longhorns head coach said Sunday that offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, wide receiver Daje Johnson and safety Josh Turner have been suspended, per The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton. All three players will miss one or more games, and each was expected to compete for a starting job. Turner was once reported to be booted from the team, but Strong said Sunday that he had never been dismissed.
Carlton tweeted that Strong also confirmed five players have been dismissed from the team: running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevoski Collins have been dismissed from the program and released from scholarship. Per Carlton, Strong said wide receivers Montrel Meander and Kendall Sanders, who are facing sexual-assault charges, have also been dismissed from team. The two wide receivers had previously been suspended indefinitely.
In his first season at Texas, Strong is making at least one thing very clear right off the bat -- off-the-field issues won't go unpunished.