The University of Texas officially announced Charlie Strong was the new head coach of the football team today. Strong is making the move from Louisville to Austin.
“I’m excited and my family is excited to have the chance to lead one of the premier football programs in the country,” Strong said, via the Longhorn’s website. “Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar and a program anyone would dream of being a part of because you have a chance to compete on a national level every year. It’s special because it has such great history, pride, tradition and passion for football.”
“This was a difficult decision because the University of Louisville gave me my first opportunity as a head coach,” Strong said. “I have so much respect for President (James) Ramsey and (Athletics Director) Tom Jurich. They have been great to me and my family, and it was very hard to say goodbye, but they know this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
A photo was released of strong with his family in a limousine throwing up the universal “Hook ‘em Horns” hand gesture. Welcome to Austin Strong family.
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