The Miami head coaching search isn’t even 24 hours old, and it has already taken an interesting turn. Appearing on Sportscenter, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy stated that Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong “would listen” if approached by the University of Miami regarding its coaching vacancy.
This is certainly an interesting development, as Strong is only in his second season at Texas and looks to be righting the ship after a 1-4 start, picking up wins over Oklahoma and Kansas State. Just the same, McMurphy makes interesting points, especially that Texas is a mess from an administrative standpoint.
Moreover, on top of his wife being from Florida, Strong began his coaching career at the University of Florida as a graduate assistant under Steve Spurrier. In total, he has had four different coaching stints in Gainesville, so his ties to the state are clear.
But the long and short of it is that the Texas job looks slightly more attractive right now, especially since Miami is at risk of losing a bunch of recruits who committed to the program thanks to recently fired Al Golden. Strong is definitely in the mold of what makes a Miami guy, but it’s still hard to see him leaving one rebuilding project for another at this point.
Just the same, Campus Sports will update this story once any new information becomes public.
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