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Source: Charlie Strong expected to be Texas' next head coach

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Just off a Russell Athletic Bowl win at Louisville, Charlie Strong is expected to be Texas' next coach.

Charlie Strong and the University of Texas have agreed in principle to terms on Strong becoming the next Longhorns head coach. Strong has not formally accepted the job, but he's indicated to Texas officials that he'll be their next coach, according to a high-ranking Texas official.

The official said Strong is expected to agree to a five-year deal worth about $5-million per season. Strong had not informed his Louisville staff of his decision late Friday night. A report emerged that Strong will make his decision in the morning.

Multiple reports emerged Friday that Strong will be the next coach at Texas. But the formalization of that deal likely won't come until Saturday. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told ESPN on Friday night that Strong has not accepted the Texas job. Sources close to Strong have indicated for weeks that the Texas job is one that would intrigue him and reports emerged earlier this week that he interviewed with the Longhorns.

Strong is currently the head coach at Louisville, where he has led the Cardinals to a 37-15 record and bowl wins over Miami and Florida in back-to-back seasons. Strong was Urban Meyer's defensive coordinator at Florida before taking over at Louisville five seasons ago.

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