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Topic - Charlie Strong
Texas said Wednesday it has agreed to pay former coach Mack Brown $2.75 million that would have been owed him if he had been fired, and place him in a one-year, $500,000 job as a special assistant to the president for athletics.
Texas coach Charlie Strong barely had a month to accept his new job, move to Austin and somehow hold together the Longhorns' 2014 recruiting class after Mack Brown's sudden departure after 16 years.
At the University of Texas, football is religion. At Penn State University, they need football for redemption. So when these storied programs hired black head coaches within days of each other to return them to past glory, it was a major moment for a sport that has been among the slowest to promote African-American leaders at the highest level.
The University of Texas is cracking down on a growing volume of clothing and other gear emblazoned with the name of new football coach Charlie Strong.
New Texas coach Charlie Strong may be happy to have the job, but he certainly doesn't like what he's seen from the Longhorns the last four years: No Big 12 titles and at least four losses every season.
University of Texas regents on Monday approved a five-year contract for new football coach Charlie Strong worth more than $25 million.
Bobby Petrino insists he's a changed man.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking back, Bobby Petrino said one of his many mistakes in recent years was leaving Louisville, which provided the first of several head coaching opportunities on the college and professional levels.
Petrino takes over a Cardinal program coming off a 12-1 finish and gearing up to join the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. He is 83-30 lifetime as a college coach and comes to Louisville after guiding Western Kentucky to an 8-4 finish in his only season with the Hilltoppers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A billionaire donor to the University of Texas is apologizing for his criticism of the hiring of Charlie Strong as the new Longhorns football coach.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong was like a "kick in the face."
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain says he hasn't been contacted about the Louisville head coaching job, although he acknowledged he's flattered that the Rams' quick turnaround has drawn attention.
Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino talked to Louisville on Tuesday about its top job.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong talked about being tough and winning championships. That is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear from their new football coach.
"We're still the University of Texas," Strong said. "We will always be the flagship university of this state."
"We're not going to be a gadget program," Strong said.