UPDATE: Charlie Strong said to have agreed to a five-year deal worth $5 million.
UPDATE: Charlie Strong has not accepted the Texas job but will accept the job if he is offered the position by the university, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong is expected to be hired by the University of Texas as the Longhorns’ new head coach according to reports.
Strong would be replacing Mack Brown, who will not return to the Longhorns’ sideline for the first time in 16 years.
Many names have been thrown out as possible candidates including Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, UCLA head coach Jim Mora and Baylor head coach Art Briles.
Mora and Briles made individual statements today, in which they stated their commitments to stay with their respective programs.
The news about Strong comes days after Louisville’s quarterback Teddy Bridgewater declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bridgewater is expected to be a top five overall draft pick.