Brendan Maloy
Sunday January 5th, 2014

Louisville's Charlie Strong will replace Mack Brown as the Longhorns head coach. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Louisville's Charlie Strong will replace Mack Brown as the Longhorns head coach. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The University of Texas has announced that Louisville coach Charlie Strong will be their 29th head football coach.

Word that Strong would accept the Texas job first broke Friday night, with Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reporting that the sides had agreed on a 5-year, $25 million contract. Strong said he was excited to be a part of a program of Texas' caliber.

"Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar and a program anyone would dream of being a part of because you have a chance to compete on a national level every year. It's special because it has such great history, pride, tradition and passion for football."

ELLIS: Report: Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins declares for NFL draft Strong had coached at Louisville since 2010, leading the team to a 37-15 record and 3 bowl wins. He will take over for Mack Brown, who won 158 games and one national championship in his 16 years as the team's head coach.

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