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Louisville’s Strong leaving for Texas

Sun., Jan. 5, 2014

Louisville coach Charlie Strong has told Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas. Strong, 37-15 in four seasons at Louisville, including 3-1 in bowl games, will replace Mack Brown. The 53-year-old Strong met this week with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson about the coaching vacancy, but he wanted to wait until speaking directly with Jurich to accept Texas’ offer. reported Strong will receive a five-year contract that will pay him $5 million annually. Texas officials declined comment Saturday night, but were expected to make a formal announcement on Strong taking over the Longhorns today. – AP

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