Report: Charlie Strong moving towards joining Alabama staff
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.
Sources: Charlie Strong is expected to return to Tuscaloosa this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow.
Sounds like things continue to move toward him joining the Alabama staff in a support staff capacity.https://t.co/yN7YZlPTVA
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 18, 2020
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.