Excellent post and a lot of what I came to say. If your goal truly is to get stronger, then you need to lift heavy weights and eat a lot. As I mentioned in the thread on Harbaugh, there was a lot of truth to what he said in regards to getting sleep, drinking whole milk and water, and eating steak. That along with heavy lifting will build a lot of strength. "But I will get/gain fat!" Yes, yes you will. But you will also get a whole lot stronger. So if your goal is to get stronger, there you go.
As for programming, Yance suggested excellent starting points. 5/3/1 or a 5x5 are the place to start. Layne Norton's PHAT routine is a good overall routine. You need compound movements (if possible) and heavy weights.
If you're lucky, maybe someone from Westside, Elite FTS, or Lexen (truly three of the strongest gyms in the entire world and all in or near Columbus) reads 11W and will offer some help.