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Not So Fast - Starting Senior Safety Josh Turner Remains With Team

Josh Turner is still with the team after a Monday meeting with Strong.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Did Josh Turner convince Charlie Strong that he can walk the line for his final season in Austin?  The senior safety was slated to start, but he found himself afoul of Strong's new culture for unspecified violation(s) and was reported to be dismissed.  Pending Monday's appeal, that may no longer be the case.

Multiple media outlets are now reporting that Josh Turner remains with the team.

However Turner hadn't apparently had the chance to meet with Strong and on Wednesday, reported that Turner was still part of the team.

"He's grateful to be part of the program, to have the opportunity to finish his degree. He's close to getting his degree and he's very happy about that," Kevin Cox, a former high school football coach of Turner's told Orangebloods. "He's excited about having the chance to better himself as a person and a student.

"He's still on the team and he's very thankful that things turned out the way they have."

Whether Turner returns in good enough graces to practice immediately or re-earn his starting position remains to be seen.