Strong’s name has been mentioned for coaching vacancies at Texas A&M and Penn State.
Strong says one rumor had him in New York City last week interviewing for the Texas A&M job when he was actually in Miami on a recruiting trip.
The 51 year old Strong is in his second season at U of L, his first head coaching job, and just signed a contract extension that runs through mid-2018.
“I have an outstanding boss who gives me everything. I’m not looking for a job, I have the best job. I don’t need a job. And for the rumors to always pop up, they’re going to continue to pop up,” Strong said today. “I know this: when I was an assistant coach, I couldn’t get a job, and the rumors always popped up, ‘he’s going to get a job.’ Now that I have a job, everyone’s thinking I’m going somewhere else.”
Strong is preparing U of L for its second straight bowl appearance. The Cards will take on North Carolina State December 27 in the Belk Bowl.
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