Strong poised to be named Louisville coach

It appears that Louisville football has a new coach. The Personnel Committee of the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board of Directors will meet to discuss personnel matters on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

It's presumed that the Personnel Committee will approve the hiring of Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, Tom Jurich's top candidate to replace Steve Kragthorpe.

Tom Jurich is expected to introduce Charlie Strong as UofL's new coach Wednesday afternoon at PJCS.
Strong has been in Little Rock, Arkansas the past two days for the Frank Broyles Award ceremony. Tuesday, Strong lost out to Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart for the award.

Strong is expected to be introduced as Louisville's new coach after the Personnel Committee meets. He has been an assistant coach for 26 years, including the past seven as Florida's defensive coordinator.

Strong helped Florida win two of the past three BCS national championships. This year, the Gators finished the regular-season 12-1 and had one of the nation's best defenses.

Strong will take over a Louisville program that went 15-21 the past three years under Kragthorpe. Regarded as an excellent defensive strategist and recruiter, Strong appears to have the necessary tools to rebuild a Cardinal program that hasn't been to a bowl game the last three seasons.

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