Earlier this week Bruce Feldman with Fox Sports was the latest to weigh in on the Charlie Strong to Miami rumors.
“I keep hearing that too,” Feldman said. “I’ve heard that from multiple sources now, one of them who is pretty close to Charlie Strong, saying he would have interest and that came a day before Charlie Strong got asked about it at Texas and he said “I have the best job in college football right now.” That may be true, he may have, as the Texas head coach — paid a lot of money, big resources… That doesn’t mean it’s the best job or the best situation for Charlie Strong and his family. Could UM pay as much as he’s making now? I think that’s a real stretch to think that… Can they pay him as much as he’s making or in the ballpark of it?
“The other question now I think that comes up is Charlie Strong may be 4-8 this year after a pretty bad season last year. Is Miami convinced he’s gonna be the guy?”
According to Charlie Strong though, there’s just no truth to it. In a press conference yesterday evening, coach strong expressed his frustrations with the rumors.
“It’s all a rumor” Strong said. “We’re here to build a program and that’s why I came here.
“I know we still have a ways to go and we have great support from our president and also from our athletic director. They know what the situation is.
“We know this — the coaching staff and everyone is on board. We know that we have to get things done here. We know what we’re up against and we know what the battle is. We just have to get better. We’re not where we want to be. We know that the future is very bright, and we have some outstanding players and we just have to make sure that they improve.”
Strong is adamant that he’s in Austin for the long haul, or at least as long as they’ll have him. Despite the setback of another disappointing season, he’s doing something at Texas. Something that takes time to build, and he’s not one to walk away before he’s accomplished what he’s set out to do. However, it’s unlikely that scheduling an impromptu press conference will do much to quell any rumors.