Charlie Strong To Texas

Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and head coach Charlie Strong gesture towards the stands after the Cardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 to win the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

In a story that no longer matters to Cincinnati Bearcats fans the University of Louisville has apparently lost their head coach Charlie Strong as he has reportedly agreed to become the next Head Coach at the University of Texas replacing the resigning Mack Brown.

 

Strong took over the Louisville job in 2010 going 38-15 over that time period including two shared Big East titles and a Sugar Bowl win over his former school Florida where he was an assistant from 2002-2009.

He takes over a Texas program that has been left in shambles by Mack Brown. A once storied program has had four 4 loss seasons in a row and has watched recruits from in the state go out of state or to instate rivals. Most notable heisman trophy winners Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III all were passed over by Brown and his staff.

Strong is known as a strong recruiter with deep ties in SEC country most notably central and south Florida. Strong has put together decent teams at Louisville, but can he replicate that in Texas?

As far as Cincinnati Bearcats fans are concerned UC will never see UL again in football unless the ACC invited the Bearcats to join the conference. But it is nice to know the Louisville will start their ACC career without Strong and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as he leaves for the NFL. This doesn’t make up for the Louisville game this season but it sure helps.

Update:

That all but sets it in stone, talking to your Athletic Director means goodbye.

Topics: Charlie Strong, Louisville Cardinals

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