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Source: Strong is front-runner at Tennessee

Louisville coach Charlie Strong has emerged as the front-runner at Tennessee, ESPN SEC blogger Chris Low reports.

Nothing has been finalized. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich is expected to do everything he can to get Strong to stay with the team he just guided to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Strong declined an opportunity Monday to definitively state whether he would be back with the Cardinals, saying, "I will say that at the right time."