Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/5/12
Louisville hasn’t announced anything as far as Charlie Strong having a finalized contract extension, but Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Strong has turned down Tennessee and will remain the head coach at Louisville. I realize how inaccurate some of the reports have been over the past 48 hours, but Thamel is as credible as it gets.  Here is an excerpt from his article from SI.com. Charlie Strong is staying at Louisville, according to a Louisville source. Strong received a contract offer from Tennessee on Wednesday, but declined it after pondering the decision for a few hours. Louisville and Strong are finalizing a long-term extension that could be announced as early as Thursday. It’s expected to be a significant commitment in both years and dollars and will reportedly put Strong in the top echelon of coaches in the ACC. The Louisville extension ends Tennessee’s courtship of Strong, who had one brief meeting on Sunday with Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek in Louisv...
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