If you have lost faith in the state of college football, with coaches on the go from one place to another in search of more money, Charlie Strong is here to calm your nerves.
“The city of Louisville has believed in me from Day One,” Strong said. But it was the support he received from Jurich from the start that seemed to mean the most to Strong in his decision-making process. Jurich believed in Strong’s plans for the program, one that suffered back-to-back losing seasons following a 6-6 year under Steve Kragthorpe, who replaced Bobby Petrino. Nobody expected Louisville to turn things around as quickly as they did. Louisville was picked to finish last in the Big East in Strong’s first season on the job, and I can recall vividly Strong’s reaction at his first Big East media day as Louisville’s head coach.
“I’ve never been picked last in anything,” Strong said that summer of 2010. “I don’t like it.”
That statement alone was all I needed to hear to believe Louisville hired the right guy. A