Originally written January 24, 2013 on College Football Section:
Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong is one of the more sought after coaches in college football. He led the Cardinals to an amazing season ending victory over Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl to cap off an 11 – 2 season. Strong was rumored to be a candidate for the Tennessee job among others but turned the Vols down to stay at Louisville. Louisville athletic director Tom Julich said he believes Louisville has two “great leaders of young men” in Strong and basketball coach Rick Pitino. ”I like stability,” Jurich said, ”I believe in stability and both coaches have shown us everything we could possibly want as great leaders of young men, and as ambassadors for the university and the community. I think they’re both great fits.” Julich and Louisville are so pleased with Strong that they are making him the 7th highest paid coach in college football at $3.7 million a year. This puts Strong just behind Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz AT $3.8 million. Strong’s commitment to the school will also come with a hefty buyout that starts at $5 million if he breaks the contract this year. ”It’s a very hefty buyout, but we want to make sure this is a long-term contract for both parties,” Jurich added. Looks like Strong will be sticking around to see his quarterback Teddy Bridgewater play a little more.   Related Posts Vols won’t have a Strong coach next season Charlie Strong isn’t going to coach Auburn according to Charlie Strong Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville vs Florida
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