Charlie Strong To Coach Texas Longhorns: Sources

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 23: Charlie Strong the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals watches the action during the game against the Memphis Tigers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Sources tell NBC 5 Sports University of Louisville Cardinals Head Coach Charlie Strong will be the next head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns.

    Texas has been looking to replace Mack Brown, who stepped down in December after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.

    Strong is in his fourth year at Louisville and coming off his second straight double-digit victory season. He took over a program coming off three straight non-winning seasons and has gone 37-15.

    Brown stepped down after four straight seasons that failed to live up to expectations, including this season's 8-5 record.

    Strong would be Texas' first black head football coach and he inherits a program aching to return to its place among the nation's elite programs.