LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich confirmed on Sunday that Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong has accepted the head coaching job at the University of Texas.
Jurich said he spoke with Strong about his decision Saturday night. "I think he had made up his mind before I got in there," Jurich said. "It was a dream of his, and he certainly earned it, and I wish him nothing but the best."
Jurich gave Strong high marks for his performance over the last four years on the job. "I told him I gave him an A++ for the way he changed the culture here, not only from a football standpoint -- wins and losses -- but the type of kids he recruited, the type of coaching staff that he assembled, and what they did academically. We had very few problems off the field, "Jurich said.
As for Strong's replacement, the search will begin immediately. "My ambition and intentions are to find somebody that will follow up and build on what Charlie's built already," Jurich said, adding that he wants the next coach to look at Louisville as a destination, not a stepping stone.
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