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Report: Charlie Strong Will Join Nick Saban’s Staff At Alabama

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It didn’t take long for former Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong to find a new gig.

ESPN reports that Strong has agreed to a deal to become a defensive analyst at Alabama under Nick Saban. The report also states that multiple other SEC programs expressed interest in hiring Strong as a coordinator and or analyst.

Strong left Louisville for Texas following the 2013 season, but lasted only three seasons in Austin after going 16-21. He took over at South Florida in 2017, but was fired following the 2019 season.

Strong got off to a great start in Tampa, but the Bulls crumbled over the past two seasons. After going 15-2 vs. FBS opponents through his first season and a half, USF went 3-14 thereafter. USF finished the 2019 season with a 4-8 record and were 2-6 in AAC play.

In four seasons at Louisville Strong went 37-15 from 2010-13. Strong helped guide the Cards to a BCS Bowl win against Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Louisville’s quick resurgence under Strong certainly played a role in the school earning an invite to the ACC.

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