Tom Jurich http://wkyufm.org en 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