Louisville coaching search focusing on Florida's Strong

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision
says Louisville is expected to hire Florida associate coach Charlie
Strong as its new football coach.
Strong would replace Steve Kragthorpe, who was fired on Nov. 28
following three disappointing seasons.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity because the deal is not yet final. The hiring must be
approved by the Louisville Athletic Association's board of
directors, which is scheduled to meet Wednesday.
Strong and Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich spoke several
times this week about the opening. The two met in Florida on Sunday
and talked by phone on Monday. Jurich also received a phone call
last week from former NFL coach Tony Dungy in support of Strong.

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