Some movement could come this weekend in the search for a new head football coach at the University of Louisville.
University of Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is said to be among the top candidates for the job. Many think U-of-L Athletic Director Tom Jurich will formally contact Strong about the job after Florida plays in the SEC title game this weekend.
U-of-L basketball coach Rick Pitino – whose son Richard is an assistant basketball coach at Florida – says Strong would be a valuable hire.
“They’ll do everything possible to keep him there,” says Pitino, “and that tells me how good the guy is. So if he is one of our candidates, that tells you how good he is, because Richard is betting me that we will not get him, they will not lose him under any circumstances.”
U-of-L has been looking for a football coach since last weekend, when the school fired previous coach Steve Kragthorpe.