Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 1/4/14
Multiple reports are out this morning that Louisville's Charlie Strong and the Univeristy of Texas have come to agreement on a 5-year deal that will make Strong head coach of the Longhorns, SI.com reports. The deal is reportedly worth $5 million per season, a little lower than previous coach Mack Brown's pay of $5.1 million. Strong led Louisville to a 12-1 season, making him 37-15 in four seasons as their head coach. Before his job at Louisville, Strong was an assistant for 24 seasons for such notable coaches as Lou Holtz, Urban Meyer and with Steve Spurrier as his defensive coordinator. Per Mike Huguenin, NFL.com: ' Strong is known as a good recruiter, an excellent motivator and a coach who fully develops talent. His defenses have been known for their toughness and aggressiveness, something Texas has lacked for the past few seasons. On the field, then, Strong is a great fit at Texas. But Strong is not known as a back-slapper or a glad-hander, something that is vital at Texas. And while always cordial with the media, Strong doesn't exactly go out of his way to spend time with reporters. Nor has he ever dealt with an overly harsh media. In those aspects, he seems ill-suited for the Texas job. Brown complained about the hours the Longhorn Network took away from actual coaching, and those complaints came from a guy considered an expert football politician. Brown also was savvy with boosters. '
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