LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University of Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong has been linked by many national college football pundits with the expected opening at Arkansas. This afternoon Strong reacted to the speculation when he was a guest on the "Jim Rome Show."
"I am fine where I'm at, and I have a lot of backing here," Strong told Rome. "My family is here, they love it here, so I'm pretty comfortable where I'm at."
Rome then relayed a story about Strong's former boss Lou Holtz, pushing Strong for a head coaching job in 2001. He did not land his first head coaching job until 2009. Rome asked Strong if it means something to him that U of L is the school that finally gave him an opportunity.
"Oh it does and you don't just walk away, when something," Strong said. "A lot of times we think the grass is greener on the other side, and you don't walk away when you're building a program. I look at the players that I recruited here, so I told them to come here for me and for this University, and then all the sudden I get a shot to go somewhere else and I walk away from them? I'm just not cut like that Jim."
Strong and the Cards are ranked #19 in the nation and are off to a 5-0 start. They have this week off before kicking off Big East play at Pittsburgh on October 13. That game kicks off at 11 a.m.