The Texas Longhorns reportedly got their guy last night in Charlie Strong, but complications are preventing Strong from formally accepting the offer to become the successor to Mack Brown in Austin and it may not happen today, according to Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis of the Austin-American Statesman.
Texas still in holding pattern on Charlie Strong. One top source said may even be “doubtful” deal completed today.
— kbohls (@kbohls) January 4, 2014
Strong wants to leave Louisville the right way and meet face-t-face with his athletic director Tom Jurich and his assistant coaches and players before moving forward. He did have a brief meeting this morning with his assistant coaches which lasted 15 minutes according to Bohls with most of them quickly leaving the building.
But the meeting with Jurich is the issue here as Mother Nature has now played a part in the hiring of the next Texas coach.
L’Ville source confirms Strong wants to meet Jurich in person. But Jurich may not leave CO until Sun. because of bad weather. @statesman
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 4, 2014
And his meetings with his players may not happen until Sunday or Monday when they return from winter break as Louisville begins their new semester.
Strong has too much respect for the Louisville administration who gave him his first head coaching job after serving as a defensive coordinator on Urban Meyer’s staff and won’t leave his players without speaking with them first.
That is a good sign of the type of person Texas is getting in the guy who will be their next head coach it would appear it may just take a little longer than anticipated to make it officially official.