Strong says his job is not finished yet, will stay at UofL

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 6:12 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The rumor mill has been grinding for weeks about the possible exit of University of Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong.

Strong addressed the media Thursday morning and said his enthusiasm and heart belong to Louisville.

At the practice facility Wednesday morning, Cardinal players said they had not been told anything one way or the other. Athletic director Tom Jurich however has always said that the University of Louisville would match any other offer for Strong.

Just last year in Strong's second season UofL agreed to a new seven-year contract that raised his base salary from $1.6 million to $2.3 million. That contract runs through 2018.

Wednesday afternoon WHAS11 learned that the University of Louisville was working on a new contract for Strong.

 

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