Charlie Strong http://wfpl.org en Strong Introduced as New University of Texas Football Coach http://wfpl.org/post/strong-introduced-new-university-texas-football-coach <p>The University of Texas has formally introduced Charlie Strong has the Longhorns’ new football coach.</p><p>Strong took the job after four years at the University of Louisville.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is the best of the best," Strong said at a Monday press conference in Austin. &nbsp; "We always think about the one percent of one percent, this is the top of the line.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When you have an opportunity to go to the best, you’ve got to put your name in and just see where it’s going to take you."</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:19:48 +0000 Rick Howlett 8139 at http://wfpl.org Strong Introduced as New University of Texas Football Coach Tom Jurich Launches 'Wide Open' Search For New Louisville Cardinals Football Coach http://wfpl.org/post/tom-jurich-launches-wide-open-search-new-louisville-cardinals-football-coach <p>University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says he’ll work as quickly as possible to find a replacement for outgoing football coach Charlie Strong.</p><p>Strong is leaving U of L after four seasons to<a href="/post/ap-strong-tells-u-l-hes-taking-texas-longhorns-job"> become the head coach at Texas. &nbsp; &nbsp;</a></p><p>Without mentioning names, &nbsp;Jurich said Sunday he has a short list of candidates in mind, but the search is “wide open.”</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:54:12 +0000 Rick Howlett 8131 at http://wfpl.org Tom Jurich Launches 'Wide Open' Search For New Louisville Cardinals Football Coach AP: Strong Tells U of L He's Taking Texas Longhorns Job http://wfpl.org/post/ap-strong-tells-u-l-hes-taking-texas-longhorns-job <p>The University of Louisville says football coach Charlie Strong has informed Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas.</p><p>Strong, who was 37-15 with the Cardinals in four seasons, including 3-1 in bowl games, will replace Mack Brown.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 05:27:22 +0000 Rick Howlett & Gary Graves | Associated Press 8124 at http://wfpl.org AP: Strong Tells U of L He's Taking Texas Longhorns Job Report: Louisville Cardinals Football Coach Charlie Strong Offered Texas Longhorns Job http://wfpl.org/post/report-louisville-cardinals-football-coach-charlie-strong-offered-texas-longhorns-job <p>Louisville Cardinals football coach Charlie Strong has been offered the same position with the Texas Longhorns, the Associated Press reports.</p><p>Citing an unnamed source, the AP added that Strong is expected to take the job.</p><p>But WDRB's&nbsp;Rick Bozich reports that Strong has not yet taken the<a href="http://www.wdrb.com/story/24360774/strong-has-not-told-louisville-he-has-taken-texas-job"> Texas job and is to have a staff meeting Saturday morning.</a> Bozich writes:</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:46:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 8121 at http://wfpl.org Report: Louisville Cardinals Football Coach Charlie Strong Offered Texas Longhorns Job U of L's Strong: No Discussions Yet With Bridgewater About Going Pro http://wfpl.org/post/u-ls-strong-no-discussions-yet-bridgewater-about-going-pro <p>In college football, the University of Louisville Cardinals are back at work this week, preparing for their home season finale against Memphis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 9-1 Cards are coming off a 20-13 victory over Houston.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It’s been widely speculated that junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will enter the NFL draft after this season, but coach Charlie Strong says they haven’t discussed it.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong even suggested today that the door might be open for Bridgewater’s return.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Rick Howlett 7601 at http://wfpl.org U of L's Strong: No Discussions Yet With Bridgewater About Going Pro Louisville Cardinals' Charlie Strong: 'I've Never, Ever Thought About the NFL' http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-charlie-strong-ive-never-ever-thought-about-nfl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Cardinals football coach Charlie Strong isn't paying much attention to an NFL panel’s suggestion that he’d make a good candidate for a professional football coaching job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ESPN reports that an <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9854336/charlie-strong-louisville-cardinals-david-shaw-stanford-cardinal-advocated-minority-nfl-coaching-candidates">NFL advisory board formed to identify potential minority coaches is pushing Strong and Stanford’s David Shaw.</a></span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:38:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 7280 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals' Charlie Strong: 'I've Never, Ever Thought About the NFL' College Football: Central Florida Hopes to Spoil Cards' Party http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-central-florida-hopes-spoil-cards-party <p>The University of Louisville football team returns to action tomorrow night, hosting Central Florida in U of L’s second straight nationally televised contest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This will be the Cards’&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">100</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and t</span>he Knights could be the toughest opponent of the season for coach Charlie Strong’s team.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"They’re a team that doesn’t beat themselves," Strong said this week.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:46:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 7247 at http://wfpl.org College Football: Central Florida Hopes to Spoil Cards' Party Louisville Cardinals Easily Defeat the Ohio Bobcats http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-easily-defeat-ohio-bobcats <p>The Louisville Cardinals handily defeated the Ohio Bobcats on Sunday to start the 2013 college football season.</p><p>Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes to lead the Cardinals to a 49-7 victory at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Bridgewater's back-up, Will Gardner, also threw a touchdown pass, his in the fourth quarter.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:24:22 +0000 Joseph Lord 6691 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Easily Defeat the Ohio Bobcats Facing High Expectations, Cards Open 2013 Season Sunday http://wfpl.org/post/facing-high-expectations-cards-open-2013-season-sunday <p>The Louisville Cardinals return to action in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the first time since their Sugar Bowl upset of Florida.</p><p>U of L takes on Ohio in the teams’ season opener Sunday afternoon.</p><p>Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals are ranked ninth in the country, their highest-ever preseason ranking.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 6677 at http://wfpl.org Facing High Expectations, Cards Open 2013 Season Sunday Louisville Cardinals Won't do Autographs at Football Fan Day http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-wont-do-autographs-football-fan-day <p>The Louisville Cardinals football team won't do its annual autograph session during Sunday's Fan Day because of a national controversy over the signing of memorabilia.</p><p>Instead, the Cardinals will hold a tw0-hour practice in full pads for fans to watch. Parking and admission to Fan Day is free.</p><p>In a statement, Cardinals football Coach Charlie Strong said:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:06:35 +0000 Joseph Lord 6432 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Won't do Autographs at Football Fan Day