Charlie Strong http://wkyufm.org en Louisville's Strong to Texas? Cards Coach Interviews with Texas AD http://wkyufm.org/post/louisvilles-strong-texas-cards-coach-interviews-texas-ad <p></p><p>University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at Texas.</p><p><a href="http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/bevo-beat/2014/jan/01/texas-interviews-strong-briles-next/" target="_blank">The Austin American-Statesmen confirms</a> that Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson interviewed Strong at an undisclosed location Tuesday. Strong has been rumored as a possible coaching candidate at Texas after the school announced Mack Brown would not return next season as head coach following 16 years in Austin.</p><p>Officials at the University of Louisville, however, say they never granted Texas permission to speak to Strong about their opening.</p><p>A Texas spokesman says their athletic director won’t release any names related to their search until a decision is made. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:07:33 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 41904 at http://wkyufm.org Louisville's Strong to Texas? Cards Coach Interviews with Texas AD Louisville's Charlie Strong Now Among Highest Paid College Coaches http://wkyufm.org/post/louisvilles-charlie-strong-now-among-highest-paid-college-coaches <p></p><p>Charlie Strong has officially joined the ranks of the highest-paid college football coaches in the country. The University of Louisville has approved a new contract for Strong. It's an eight-year deal that pays him $3.7 million per season.&nbsp;</p><p>U of L Athletics Director Tom Jurich says Strong is well-deserving.</p><p>"I think he's already lived up to it and earned it. In every aspect of his coaching ability, he's got an A-plus from me," Jurich said.</p><p>The contract includes a buyout if Strong leaves early for another job. He must pay Louisville $5 million dollars if he leaves after the first year of the contract. Strong is now among the ten highest-paid coaches in college football. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:02:13 +0000 Kentucky News Network 25327 at http://wkyufm.org Louisville's Charlie Strong Now Among Highest Paid College Coaches