Sources: Charlie Strong to stay in Louisville

December, 5, 2012
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Charlie Strong has told both Louisville and Tennessee that he will remain coach of the Cardinals, sources told ESPN.

Strong had been deciding whether to accept an offer from Tennessee worth at least $3.5 million annually, sources said.

Strong has been Tennessee's No. 1 target, and sources said the Vols thought they had Strong locked up Monday. However, Louisville was working on extending Strong's five-year deal, worth about $2.3 million a year, sources said.
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