Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong is presented with the Russell Athletic Bowl trophy after defeating the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Charlie Strong headed to Texas Longhorns



It looks as though the Louisville Cardinals will be seeking a new head coach, as Charlie Strong may be headed to Austin to become the new head coach of the Texas Longhorns:


Strong, 53, is 37-15 in four seasons as the Louisville coach, including a 23-3 record the past two seasons with wins over the Florida Gators in last year’s Sugar Bowl and the Miami Hurricanes in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl as he’s taken over the state of Florida.

That may have helped him land the job at Texas, as he’ll now have recruiting ties in the two biggest football talent-producing states assuming he assembles a staff with recruiting ties in Texas. Louisville signed Strong to an eight-year contract extension in January that saw his annual salary rise to $3.7 million.

With Art Briles staying put with the Baylor Bears and Jim Mora not leaving the UCLA Bruins and the Auburn Tigers’ Gus Malzahn reportedly no longer a candidate, it was down to Strong and the Vanderbilt Commodores” James Franklin, who now looks to be the favorite to land at Penn State.

Franklin has led a resurgence of Vanderbilt Commodores football taking the team to its third straight bowl game in Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl vs. the Houston Cougars. He has a 23-15 record in the last three seasons.

The Kentucky Wildcats will undoubtedly benefit from this as they have several recruits targeted who have offers from one or both of those schools.

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