Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 7/25/14
Erich Schlegel | Getty Images When hired to take over the Louisville football program in December of 2009, Charlie Strong had quite a mess to clean up. All of the momentum that Bobby Petrino had built from 2003-06 was crushed by Steve Kragthorpe in just three years. The program was at one of its lowest points in the past 50 years when Strong was hired. Fortunately it took Strong just three years to get the program to a level it had never seen before. Mack Brown didn’t exactly leave a huge mess for Strong to clean up at Texas, but considering the standards of Longhorn football, there is plenty of work that needs to be done for UT to get back to being one of the top programs in the country. Unfortunately for Strong, his first six months at the helm haven’t gone as well as he would have hoped. There is still a percentage of the Texas fan base that aren’t thrilled about the hire. Strong’s also getting dominated by in-state rival Texas A&M on the recruiting trail. To make matters wor...
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