07:43 AM ET 01.08 | Generally, Charlie Strong's hire was received warmly among Texas fans. One dissenter: billionaire donor Red McCombs, who had lobbied the administration to consider former NFL coach turned ESPN analyst Jon Gruden. McCombs described himself as a "little bit stunned" by the news in an interview with San Antonio's KZDC 1250-AM. "I think the whole thing is a little bit sideways," McCombs said. "I don't have any doubt but what Charlie is a fine coach. I think he would make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator." ... McCombs said he was not contacted about the search and felt that he and other donors should have been involved. "It's a kick in the face ... We have boosters who have a lot of knowledge about the game," McCombs said. McCombs did say he was a "team player" and would support Strong.