Nov 16, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong reacts during the second half of play against the Houston Cougars at Papa John

Texas, Charlie Strong Agree to Five-Year, $25 Million Contract


News continues to pour in regarding Charlie Strong’s move to Austin.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, Texas has agreed to pay Strong $5 million a year for five seasons. This places Strong among the very highest paid coaches in college football with only Alabama’s Nick Saban and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema earning more annually.

In his four years at Louisville, Strong led the Cardinals to a 37-15 record including a 3-1 record in bowl games. Strong previously served as Florida’s defensive coordinator under Urban Meyer, winning two national championships with the Gators.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. Jason has previously written for a plethora of other publications including Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.

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