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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Report: Charlie Strong moving towards joining Alabama staff

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Charlie Strong is moving towards landing a job with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reported on Monday that Strong is expected to return to Tuscaloosa this week and that things are moving towards the coach joining Bama’s staff.

Strong was reportedly in Tuscaloosa Friday meeting with Nick Saban.

Football Scoop said Saturday that Strong received offers from multiple SEC programs and appeared to have selected Alabama for his next stop.

Strong, 59, was a successful head coach at Louisville from 2010-2013, which helped him land the Texas job. However, he was fired after going just 16-21 over a three-year stretch at Texas. Strong was then hired by South Florida where he went 10-2 in his first season. But the program started going in the wrong direction, and Strong was fired last season. The team had lost 14 of its last 18 games at the time of his firing.

Strong played defensive back at Central Arkansas and was mostly a defensive-oriented coach prior to becoming a head coach. Based on his background, a role working with the defense would make sense.

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