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The Gator has landed, Strong now in Louisville

by Joe Arnold


Posted on December 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 9 at 2:34 PM

Do you think Charlie Strong is a good choice for U of L's coach?

(WHAS11) - Sources tell WHAS11 News that presumptive UL Head Football Coach Charlie Strong is now in Louisville, ahead of the University's Athletic Association Personnel Board approval of his contract at 3:30, a news conference at 4pm and a fan party at 5pm at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium.

The private jet carrying Strong, Louisville AD Tom Jurich and other family and staff landed after 1pm at Louisville International Airport, where it taxied to a private hangar. 

WHAS11 News has also learned that the Downtown Marriott is being readied for a VIP reception for Strong to meet key boosters, alumni and civic leaders.  The invitation only event begins at 6:30pm.

Watch the University of Louisville news conference LIVE on WHAS11.com at 4:00 p.m.