Texas has confirmed that Charlie Strong will be its next Head Coach. Now it’s official and the initial reports were correct.
Charlie Strong named 29th head football coach. http://t.co/w190q2PPeo
— Longhorn_FB (@Longhorn_FB) January 5, 2014
Here is the official statement from the school:
A two-time conference coach of the year and the architect of a revitalized University of Louisville program that has posted at least 11 wins in each of the last two seasons, Charlie Strong has been named the 29th head football coach at The University of Texas, Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson announced Sunday. Strong will be introduced at a Monday news conference.
“I’m excited and my family is excited to have the chance to lead one of the premier football programs in the country,” Strong said. “Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar and a program anyone would dream of being a part of because you have a chance to compete on a national level every year. It’s special because it has such great history, pride, tradition and passion for football.”
This is a very good football hire for Texas but there are legitimate concerns if this is the correct fit given Strong’s reputation for not wanting to play the media and booster game.