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Louisville to do everything to keep Strong

Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:23 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While I went over the emotions running through Starksville earlier today -- emotions athletic director Scott Stricklin is trying to soothe -- Mississippi State isn't the only school in the country worried that Urban Meyer's latest resignation will affect its football program.  Louisville is also the home of a former Florida coordinator under Meyer, Charlie Strong.

Strong's name is likely to come up at some point during the coaching search, and Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich knows it.  Which is why he's planning on doing whatever it takes to keep Strong in Kentucky.

“He brings everything to a job from A to Z,” Jurich told The Courier-Journal. “I will do everything in my power to make sure he stays because he is a perfect fit for this city and this university.”

Of course, just because Louisville wants to keep Strong, that doesn't mean it will be able to.  The lure of coaching at Florida is a strong one, as it's easily one of the top jobs in the country, if not the best job in the country.  Florida could also offer Strong a lot more money than he'll make at Louisville, which is always a nice card to play when luring a coach.

So even if Jurich does everything in his power to keep Strong, I'm not sure he has the power to pull it off should Gainesville come calling.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:42 pm

Louisville to do everything to keep Strong

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Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 5:20 pm

Louisville to do everything to keep Strong

You know I am a Louisville fan... And would so love to see Strong stay but nobody has said he has even been talked to by Florida so I think alot of people are jumping the gun... And I don't like the way Bobby does things but he is one heck of a coach... And the goof ball who said he isn't winning at Arkansas... Must not watch football because looks like to me on year 3 he has them going to a BSC bowl game... DUH!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 12:46 pm

Louisville to do everything to keep Strong

Bobby can't win at Arkansa, umm he's taking them to the Sugar Bowl.... 

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2010 11:41 am

Louisville to do everything to keep Strong

It would be pathetic to see Strong leave so quickly. Moral would be at it lowest. Even lower during the Kragthorpe years. We are the only team to offer Strong a job. How come Notre Dame, Texas Tech, South Florida, Miami make him a coach when they needed one? We finally found one to turn around the team and now he is on a list to be the next Florida head coach. I am wondering whats going on in is head. All those recruits would not come here. Ever since John L tucked his tail and ran. Remember he got fired from Michigan St. Dont forget about Bobby. He ran after money and couldnt take it so he ran and went to Arkansas which he cant win with. Just remember when we where one field goal away from being in the National Championship. It would really suck to lose him, I have an idea. If he runs and goes to Florida, Mike Leach needs a job.

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