Charlie Strong Has Agreed to Become the Next Coach at Texas

By Jason Priestas on January 5, 2014 at 1:37a
This is probably the greatest GIF ever made.

ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting Louisville's Charlie Strong has notified his athletic director he intends to leave the school to take the Texas job.

Texas is expected to announce Strong's hiring Sunday, with a news conference to follow on Monday.

During conversations about the job, Strong impressed Texas with his commitment to the total student-athlete, a source said. The Longhorns were also impressed by individuals both inside and outside of football who vouched for Strong, according to the source.

Strong met with Jurich on Saturday night for less than an hour at Strong's Louisville home, a source said.

Although Strong made time to inform Tom Jurich, Louisville's athletic director, his players found out the new-fashioned way, via a mobile  alert:

(Who wants to be the one to tell McGriff-Culver that iOS 7 is out, too?)

Strong replaces Mack Brown, who stepped down after 16 seasons in Austin, the last four of which saw his teams go 30-21.

[GIF via @LSUFreek]


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thatlillefty's picture

Blazing Saddles...

TBDBITL0509's picture

This GIF is so perfect. 

Heisman Dog's picture

(holding defensive playbook) " 'scuse me while I whip this out..."  (horrified screams)

Dr. House's picture

LSUfreek   killing it with this gif. 
Where The White Women At?

WhySoSerious's picture

Ok. Texas on the up? 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

LSUfreek does it again. XD

I thought Strong wouldn't be like those other coaches. I thought he'd have the decency to tell his players. Guess not.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Good hire, and good luck to Strong and his gang.  Part of Urban's "coaching tree", right?
Looks like this will probably take Vance Bedford, Strong's DC, out of the picture as a potential Buckeye hire.  Liked what he did with UL's defense.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I wonder if Strong will hurt Ohio State's chances Solomon Thomas.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

hit_the_couch's picture

Last I saw, Stanford was still the team to beat.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

t-dub's picture

i hope some of the Ohio recruits that Lou'ville has snagged will filter into BIG schools.

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

Danify's picture

I know L.J. Scott from Marion Harding (Louisville Commit) still plans to enroll at Louisville, but it also could be because he's an early enrollee. Scott's top 3 was down to Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Louisville. 

AltaBuck's picture

Is Hedley Lamarr the new AD?

I am Groot - Groot

Jonnferrell's picture

I hear they just signed a five star recruit for the offensive line named Mongo . . .

"I miss Brady Hoke."

AltaBuck's picture

They lured him to the UT campus with Candygrams.

I am Groot - Groot

Dr. House's picture

Nevermind that shit here comes mongo

AltaBuck's picture

New tOSU defense philosophy: Knockout the fucking horse.

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Chris Raiden's picture

Hmmm....if the horse falls over on top of the offense, they can't very well move the ball can they?
I like it. Maybe Fickell's oldest can suggest it to him.

CowCat's picture

Great hire by Texas, IMO.
Charlie Strong is definitely from the Urban Meyer coaching tree.   Louisville had the same "5 commandments" as Ohio State posted on their wall.  It works. :)
We're going to have a tougher time recruiting in Big 12 country now, though.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

ATXbucknut's picture

Meanwhile, at Louisville's athletic facilities today...

hit_the_couch's picture

Good hire; works for me.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!