Is Strong ready for Texas' demands?

Updated: January 6, 2014, 5:10 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Charlie Strong is a bright coach, a proven winner and an obvious choice to take over one of the marquee programs in college football. Texas zeroed in on him and lured him away from Louisville, the university that gave Strong a chance to be a head coach when other schools had passed him by.

Strong is 53 years old, old enough to have his coaching career impeded by the reluctance of universities to hire African-Americans. He served as a defensive coordinator in the SEC for 11 seasons, ...

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