UT regents to decide on Charlie Strong's hiring, contract

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by KVUE News

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 9:41 AM

AUSTIN -- Regents at the University of Texas will soon make a decision about the future of Longhorn football. One of the items on their agenda this week deals with the team's brand new football coach, Charlie Strong.

The board will meet by phone to decide whether to approve Strong's hiring and contract.

The posted agenda for the meeting says regents need to approve Strong's contract because he is a "highly compensated employee."

Strong will reportedly receive a five-year contract making $25 million. Final details on the contract have not been released.

The 2013 season just ended, but Sports Illustrated has already come out with an early pre-season top 25 ranking list for next year.

The Longhorns are ranked number 20. If approved Strong will be starting off on a good foot at home in the fall.

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