Now that Charlie Strong has his Louisville Cardinals in a BCS bowl, of course fate would have it that his team's opponent is Florida, a program with which he won a pair of national titles.
Sugar Bowl officials announced on Sunday night that this season's game will pit the Cardinals of the Big East against the Gators of the Southeastern Conference on Jan. 2.
''It's a program of excellence and I really enjoyed my time there,'' said Strong, who was the Gators' defensive coordinator from 2003 to 2009. ''I watch that program every week.
''I'm just happy for this program to get to a BCS bowl game. I don't know if it really matters who we play,'' Strong added. ''I'm just so happy for our players.''
Despite finishing behind Georgia in the Southeastern Conference East Division, No. 4 Florida (11-1, 7-1 SEC) got the Sugar Bowl bid because the winner of Saturday's SEC title game, Alabama, is headed to the BCS championship, while Georgia, which beat Florida and won the SEC East, was left wi...