Found January 24, 2013 on TheMatadorSports:
In return for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals dismantling the Florida Gators 33-23 in the 2013 All-State Sugar Bowl, the university is rewarding the head coach handsomely. The school agreed to a long-term contract with Strong that makes him one of the highest paid D1 football coaches in the nation. While there has been a whirlwind of coaches being fired as of late, Strong inked an eight-year deal worth $3.7 million per year plus incentives up to $583,333 if he wins the BCS Championship game. Other incentives include a $308,333 bonus for reaching a post-season bowl, $25,000 for winning the conference, $50,000 for a top-10 ranking, $100,000 for reaching a BCS Bowl, and another $100,000 if he qualifies and wins the BCS Championship game. This is a considerable increase from last year’s compensation package worth roughly $2.7 million. Louisville had a strong 2012 campaign (11-2) finishing 13th in the final poll and winning a share of the Big East crown. Louisville AD Tom Jur...

Louisville extends Strong's contract

Charlie Strong has the long-term commitment he wanted from Louisville. The Cardinals coach and the university agreed on an eight-year contract extension Wednesday that will pay Strong an annual base salary of $3.7 million, plus incentives worth at least $583,333 for reaching the BCS Championship Game. Strong's third season with Louisville ended with a 33-23 upset of Florida...

Charlie Strong Making A Late Push With Two New Orleans Prospects

With just four or possibly five scholarships left in Louisville’s 2013 recruiting class, Charlie Strong spent some time in New Orleans, LA., today visiting with two under the radar prospects. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Corey Smith, a 6-foot-7 245-pound defensive end that had picked up an offer from Louisville. Smith’s teammate, Lyn Clark, a 6-foot 200-pound linebacker...

Charlie Strong receives new 8 year deal

Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and UofL have finally agreed upon, and approved, a new eight year deal worth a reported $3.7 million per year. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Strong is now the seventh highest paid coach in college football. Not bad for a guy who couldn’t get a head coaching job for nearly thirty years. Charlie Strong’s having a heck of a couple weeks.

Strong, U of L agree on $3.7 million deal

The University of Louisville and head football coach Charlie Strong have reached an agreement on a new contract. Strong, who just completed his third season at the school, now has a new eight-year deal that will guarantee the coach $3.7 million per year through the 2020 season. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Podcast: Villanova Loss, Strong’s New Contract & Clint Hurtt Situation

If you missed Wednesday night’s edition of Inside The Press Box, you can listen back to the podcast here. Click here to listen from your mobile device. As you can expect most of the show was about Louisville’s disappointing loss to Villanova on Tuesday. Plenty of callers weighed in on their frustration with the game and what they think the Cards need to improve on. Charlie...

Linebacker Keith Kelsey Will Announce Decision On Monday Morning

Keith Kelsey, a 6-foot-2 215-pound linebacker from Gainesville, FL., received a visit from Charlie Strong yesterday afternoon at his high school. This visit came just two days after Kelsey had traveled to Louisville for an official visit. South Florida had been looked at as the favorite for quite some time, but Louisville appears to making a strong push. Kentucky is also in the...

Cards offer '14 RB

The Louisville Cardinals are the latest to offer a scholarship to junior standout running back Johnathan Vickers from Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian.

Rick Pitino Says There Is No Great Team In College Basketball Right Now

There is more parody in college basketball this year than there has been in quite some time. A disappointing loss to Villanova may have had some fans second guessing Louisville’s chances at a national title, but there isn’t a team in the country that hasn’t had a loss like that. There is no clear front-runner to cut down the nets in Atlanta in April. Coach Pitino remained positive...

A Few Minor Concerns For Louisville Hoops

The more time that passes, the less irritated I am about Louisville’s performance on Tuesday evening against Villanova. I’d be lying if I said seeing Duke get blasted by Miami last night didn’t help. As I mentioned earlier this week, Tuesday’s loss shouldn’t warrant anyone to push the panic button, but it is a slight reason for concern. Nineteen games into the season, we’re...

Villanova 73 – Louisville 64: Cards Drop Two In A Row

I didn’t expect Louisville to run the table in Big East play this season, but I certainly didn’t expect to see them play like they did tonight.  It’s still January and the Cards have only three losses on the season, but what we saw tonight is slightly concerning. A week ago I was asking if this team had any real weaknesses. That question was answered tonight. Mental toughness...

Louisville-Georgetown Preview

Basketball fans in Louisville have had the wind knocked out of them with the Cardinals being punched in the gut this week. The fifth-ranked Cardinals have lost back-to-back games since entering last weekend as the nation's top-ranked team. Louisville travels to Georgetown on Saturday looking to bounce back from its latest setback and avoid dropping three in a row for the first...

Pitino: No need to panic, just improve

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino isn’t hitting the panic button after Cardinals have lost back-to-back games. Pitino told the media on Friday heading into Saturday’s game against Georgetown the Cardinals will make some “subtle changes” to the lineup and noted that more than anything his team has to “dramatically” improve on the defensive end.
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