College football picks expert reports that Louisville coach Charlie Strong is expected to accept the Texas head coach job offer, according to multiple media reports. Strong, however, said on Friday to Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich that he has not accepted the job yet. Strong is seeking to talk to both Louisville AD Jurich and president James Ramsey on Saturday, according to another source. On Friday night Jurich was in Colorado. He is expected to return to Louisville on Saturday.
Football predictions expert insider informs that a staff meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Louisville, a source told. It had been conveyed by a source that Strong did not get the formal offer of the Longhorns' job but he would accept it if he gets a chance. Strong has been in Louisville for the fourth year. He is coming off his second straight double-digit victory season. He had taken over a program that came off three straight non-winning seasons and he has gone 37-15.
Louisville had gone to the BCS in the last season and it finished 12-1 in the current season behind star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Weekly free college football picks insider informs that, earlier on Friday, couple of other coaches who are told to be interested in Texas job –Baylor's Art Briles and UCLA's Jim Mora – had said publicly that they were not leaving their current jobs. Texas is going to replace Mack Brown, who had stepped down after four hard straight seasons that failed to meet the expectations, including the current season's 8-5 record. New Texas athletic director Steve Patterson had interviewed Strong earlier this week.
Strong had served as an assistant at Florida twice, firstly under Steve Spurrier and then for Urban Meyer's pair of national championship teams. He was hired by Louisville In 2010, and he quickly repaired the Cardinals, who are going to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
College football picks insider reports that Strong, if he accepts the offer, will be Texas' first black head football coach. He would also inherit a program that is dying hard to return to its place in the list of the nation's elite programs.
Brown's Longhorns had won the 2005 season national championship. It has also returned to the national championship game after the 2009 season. However, the Longhorns had fallen to 5-7 in 2010. Longhorns also lost at least two pairs of games each of the past three seasons.
That downgrading, also taking into account an 18-17 mark in the Big 12 in the past four seasons, have frustrated Texas fans enough. They now demand much more from the wealthiest athletic program in the country. Also, Texas is in the midst of the most fertile high school recruiting grounds in the country. Hence, the demand is justified.