I believe he returns to the Defensive Coordinator position with the Asst. Head Coaching title for a year or 2 dependant on Major job opening’s.
Geoff Collins is Florida’s current DC and is scheduled to make $1,051,500, not including potential bonuses, during a contract year that began Feb. 1. If he takes a HC gig I suspect Coach Strong to return to a place of familiarity.
Strong served as defensive line coach in South Bend from 1995-1998, and we all witnessed the season-long struggles of the Fighting Irish defensively this fall.
Brian VanGorder was fired earlier in the season and brought Greg Hudson in October.
It is well publicized that BB reached out to Charlie Strong just recently and it’s also obvious it was no coincidence especially considering Coach Strong spent the first 23 yrs of his life in the Natural State. (College UCA)
I don’t see the infatuation with Strong. The Shorthorn’s D hasn’t been all that impressive since he has been there. I don’t even recall Louisville having that great of a D. Just because he is known as a defensive guy. Supposedly he’s a good recruiter but then again, Texas was getting out recruited.
Lots of posters criticizing CBB for the results not showing up on the field but Strong’s didn’t really either. I think I’ll pass on him.
October 14, 2000 - SC 27 Arkansas 7 - Charlie Strong is DC
October 13, 2001 Arkansas 10 SC 7 - Charlie Strong is DC — in Little Rock
November 26, 2004 LSU 43 Arkansas 14 - Will Muschamp is DC — in Little Rock
October 4, 2008 Florida 38 Arkansas 7 - Charlie Strong is DC — in Fayetteville
No, not really moving the goal posts. I appreciate the debate and I certainly made a statement w/o the facts. With that said, I’m STILL not impressed with either Strong or MuschUmp to want them at Arkansas.
Charlie was at South Carolina from 1999-2002; we played them every year he was there. Other than the two games listed above, we beat them 48-14 in '99, when the Chickens were horrible (0-11), and beat them 23-0 in '02. He was at Florida from '03-'09. We lost to them five times in that span, including the '06 SECCG loss and the game listed above. Others were 28-33 at Fayetteville (the Tony Bua late hit game), 30-45 at Gainesville in '04, and 20-23 at Gainesville in '09 (the Marc Curles game). The Gators, of course, won the '06 NC with Charlie as the DC, shutting down Ohio State in the NCG.
The homework left out one very strong defensive game. Muschamp was Auburn DC in 2006-2007. Auburn beat us 9-7 in 2007 in RRS, after we beat them 27-10 at Auburn when they were ranked #2 in '06.
Muschamp was also the LSU DC for Miracle on Markham 1 in '02, when they really played great defense for 59 minutes, and when they beat us 55-24 in '03.