FILE - In tihs Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati in Cincinnati. New Texas football coach Strong says he is excited to lead one of the premier programs in the country, calling the Longhorns job a dream. In a statement released by the school formally announcing the hire Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, Strong called Texas a special program because of its history, tradition and pride. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
Strong set to be introduced at Texas
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Published Jan 05 2014 09:53 pm • Last Updated Jan 05 2014 11:37 pm
Charlie Strong left a Louisville program that needed to punch its way into the national spotlight for the Texas Longhorns, who live smack in the middle with their enormous wealth, swagger, political intrigue and championship expectations.
He inherits a team mired in mediocrity with a 30-21 record over the last four years.
Strong will be introduced as the Texas football coach Monday. In a statement released by the school Sunday, Strong said he was excited to be taking over one of the "premier programs" in the country.
"Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar and a program anyone would dream of being a part of because you have a chance to compete on a national level every year," Strong said. "It’s special because it has such great history, pride, tradition and passion for football."
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