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Charlie Strong expected to be the new head coach at Texas

 Head coach Charlie Strong of the Louisville Cardinals reacts from the sideline in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field during the game on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

According to a report by ESPN on Jan. 4, Louisville coach Charlie Strong has been offered the head-coaching job at Texas, a job left vacant by former Longhorns coach Mack Brown.

Strong has been successful at Louisville, leading the team to a 12-1 season and a second consecutive double digit winning season. Overall, Charlie Strong has led the previously struggling football program to an impressive 37-15 and if he accepts the Texas job, would be challenged to lead one of the top football programs in the country back to prominence.

Although Strong has not been formally offered the Longhorns' job, it is pretty much a sure shot that he would, especially with his star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater declaring himself eligible for the NFL Draft.

The Longhorns, who finished the season with a disappointing 8-5 record, saw two of its top coaching prospects commit to where they were. Baylor's Art Briles and UCLA's Jim Mora both said they were staying where they were which leaves Charlie Strong who has had much coaching success and has been an assistant in another top college football program. He has had two stints as an assistant with the Florida Gators, the first time under Steve Spurrier and then as a defensive coordinator for Urban Meyer.

Florida won two national championships while Strong was there during his second stint. He will bring a championship attitude back to the Texas program and will also make history by becoming the first black head football coach at Texas. If Strong is offered the job and obviously accepts, he will have some big shoes to feel and some high expectations to fulfill.

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