5 Reasons Why Charlie Strong Should Get Texas Longhorns Coaching Job

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5 Reasons Why Charlie Strong Should Get Texas Longhorns Coaching Job

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The Texas Longhorns are one of the best football programs in the country. They have history, resources and one of the largest fan bases in the country at their disposal. What they don’t have right now is a head coach. Mack Brown is on his way out, and the program needs a dynamic new face to lead them into the future. They need to hire the hottest young coach in the game today, Charlie Strong.

Strong, the head coach at Louisville and former Florida Gators defensive coordinator is the best young coach there is right now. He’s led championship-caliber defenses in the past and brought the Louisville program back to prominence after it looked down for the count just a few years ago.

Whoever gets the Texas job will have one of the best gigs in the country, but they will also have the pressure to win right away. Coaching at one of the most historic and prominent programs in the country is a big draw for coaches, but Texas is not a program that wants a long rebuilding process. They want to bring in a coach that can get them back to the top of the standings immediately.

Strong is that kind of coach. He turned Louisville around quickly and won national championships as an assistant at Florida. He’s the kind of coach that can bring an excitement and energy back to a program that has been in a rut the last few years.

These are the five reasons that Charlie Strong should get the Texas Longhorns head coaching job.

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5. He's A Defensive Coach

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Offense dominates the college game today. High-flying passing attacks win games, but good defenses can be the great equalizer. Partner Strong with a quality offensive coordinator and you would have a dynamic one-two strategic punch in Austin.

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4. He's A Coach On The Rise

On The Rise
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Sometimes in life you need to jump on the bandwagon when something is on the way up, and Strong is a coach on the way up. His hire would be the kind of move that would create the kind of buzz a program like Texas is always looking for.

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3. His Players Graduate

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Before Strong took over the Louisville program they were docked three scholarships due to poor academics. Since then, Strong has graduated 93 of his 98 players, making the Cardinals one of the best programs at actually educating their athletes.

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2. He's A Players' Coach

Player's Coach
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Motivating young college players can be a tough job. Strong’s players play hard for him, mostly because he’s known for his ability to connect to them.

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1. He Is A Great Recruiter

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Let’s face it, recruiting is about 90 percent of the game in college football. The team with the best players wins most of the time, and the coach that can recruit gets the best players. Strong has recruited exceptionally well at Louisville; just imagine how much talent he could get at a school like Texas.

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