There are reports indicating that Texas has hired Louisville Head Coach Charlie Strong to be their next coach.
In my opinion this is the correct move. Strong is a great defensive coach and a great recruiter. He was 37-15 at Louisville and led them to a Sugar Bowl win last year over the Florida Gators.
The interesting this about Strong though is how will he deal with having to deal with the boosters and politics at Texas? There is no doubt in my mind he can coach, but that becomes a job in itself managing all that.
BREAKING: Horns247 first to report that Texas will hire Louisville coach Charlie Strong.
— Bobby Burton (@BobbyBurton247) January 4, 2014
Yahoo’s Pat Forde is reporting that it is not quite a done deal.
Y source: As of now Charlie Strong has not accepted Texas job, has not talked to Louisville AD Tom Jurich or President James Ramsey.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) January 4, 2014
SI is reporting the deal is 5 years/$25 million
High ranking Texas official said Texas and Charlie Strong have agreed to terms. Five years, $5 mill per. http://t.co/He5hGAU3Em
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 4, 2014