On late Friday evening, we began to learn that the Texas Longhorns have finally found their man to replace Mack Brown in Austin, and it is indeed Lousiville Cardinals head coach, Charlie Strong.
Now, according to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, we’re learning a little more about the specifics of the deal that will bring Strong to the Lone Star state, and it’s not too bad for someone who is basically an upstart in the world of big-time college football.
According to Thamel, Strong will earn about $5 million per season for the next five years as he tried to bring the Longhorns back into national title contention:
High ranking Texas official said Texas and Charlie Strong have agreed to terms. Five years, $5 mill per. http://t.co/He5hGAU3Em
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) January 4, 2014
Again, not too shabby for Mr. Strong who has certainly validated being put into the position that he is reportedly being tossed into in Austin.
It should be noted that these are just reports at the moment, however judging from the places that these reports are coming from, it appears that Texas does have their man and they’re paying him quite comfortably.