On the same day Louisville announced it would be moving to the ACC, a report has surfaced that could involve its head football coach moving to the SEC. Or it could be the latest piece of BS that’s been flung onto the 2012 spinning of the coaching carousel.
One of the two.
Earlier Wednesday evening, al.com posted a report which stated that Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong had interviewed for the vacancy at Auburn “in the last two days.” Given Strong’s ties to the conference in which the Tigers reside — he spent the previous eight seasons at Florida prior to his UofL hiring in late 2009 — most observers viewed him as destined for a return to the SEC as a head coach at some point in time.
That may or not eventually be the case. In the here and now, and with Louisville preparing for a de facto Big East championship game Thursday that will determine which team will assume the conference’s BcS position, Strong didn’t take kindly to the report.
In fact, he was downright pissed and/or angry.
It’s this point in the program in which we remind people that, on Dec. 21, 2006, a certain coach stridently proclaimed that he was “not going to be the Alabama coach.” Just shy of two weeks later, said coach was indeed the Alabama coach.
This is not to say that Strong will become that coach in the days to come. It’s merely to say that any coach who speaks publicly this time of the year could become that coach, Strong included.