Texas Welcomes Strong 1/6/14
AUSTIN, Texas - Charlie Strong stepped into the bright glare of the college football spotlight when he was introduced as the new head coach at Texas today.
He takes over one of the high-profile and well financed programs in the country after spending four years as head coach at Louisville. Strong succeeds Mack Brown who won 158 games in 16 years at Texas, but only delivered one national championship and two Big 12 titles.
Strong spent four years as Louisville head coach, running up a 23-3 combined mark the last two years with quarterback sensation Teddy Bridgewater sparking the offense.
Strong becomes the first African-American head coach of a men's sport at Texas. He vowed that the Longhorns would be tough mentally and physically as he tries to put the program back among the nation's elite.