(RNN) – Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has informed school athletic officials that he is going to take the vacant Texas job, media reports say.
Strong will replace the much-admired Mack Brown, who stepped down before a bowl loss to Oregon that put his record with the Longhorns at 8-5 for his last campaign in Austin.
Strong's record after four seasons at Louisville is 37-15, and the Cardinals are coming off two straight impressive bowl wins. Louisville beat Miami of the ACC in December's Russell Athletic Bowl, and prevailed against the Florida Gators in the 2013 BCS Sugar Bowl.
Louisville finished 12-1 this season.
He was a successful defensive coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer before Strong accepted the Louisville job.
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