Former Texas, USF head coach reportedly heading to Jacksonville on Urban Meyer's staff
An old friend is reportedly going to be joining Urban Meyer in Jacksonville as he continues to put his staff together.
According to Brett McMurphy, former USF, Texas, and Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is going to be hired by Meyer and likely coach the linebackers:
Former USF/Texas/Louisville coach Charlie Strong will join Urban Meyer’s Jacksonville Jaguars staff, likely as LB coach, source told @Stadium
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 15, 2021
Before Strong was the head coach of those programs, he served as Meyer’s defensive coordinator at Florida during parts of the 2000s. After that, he coached Louisville from 2010-2013 and was 37-15 there (with a Sugar Bowl win) before he went to Texas.
At Texas, Strong bottomed out a bit as he went just 16-21 in three years before he got the job at South Florida.
He turned it around for the first season he was there but after that, it all crumbled. In 2017, the Bulls went 10-2 and won the Birmingham Bowl but in the next two years, Strong went a combined 11-14 and was let go following the 2o19 season.
His overall coaching record in 11 years is 74-53.
In 2020, Strong served as a defensive analyst on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. The Crimson Tide finished by winning the national championship over Ohio State, closing out a perfect 13-0 season.