Texas head coach Charlie Strong on the sidelines during a 23-9 win against Kansas State at Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman/TNS)

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Golden: ‘Strong shouldn’t leave before small pups turn into big dogs’

Posted October 27th, 2015

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In today’s Golden’s Nuggets, Cedric touches on Baylor’s offense and the Greg Hardy situation with the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s what he had to say on the Charlie Strong-to-Miami rumors that surfaced Monday morning:

“Charlie Strong has never had a good poker face, but for one instant on Monday, he left a roomful of reporters wondering if he has improved in that area.

Here’s what happened. An online story mentioned Strong as a possible replacement for fired Miami coach Al Golden (no relation), which led to our own Brian Davis asking Strong about the possibility of leaving UT for the U.

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Strong giggled, then asked if Kirk Bohls had made up the rumor, drawing laughs.

“I have the best job in the country,” Strong said, though the giggle came across as nervous.

Is Strong considering making a move from a guaranteed $5 million a year to a more familiar recruiting area, presumably for less money? Not that I could ever be considered objective when it comes to trumpeting my home state, but Strong leaving for Miami would probably blow up in his face, given he would be battling Florida, Florida State, LSU, Georgia and Alabama — among others — for that state’s best players.

To his credit, he did say, “No, I’m not going to Miami,” which should be a comfort for a fan base that sees improvement since that Cowtown Beatdown of three weeks ago.

Texas is on an upward arc. The couple of dozen freshmen who are getting game action this season will be eons better over the next couple of years. That’s why Strong shouldn’t leave before small pups turn into big dogs.”

For the rest of Cedric’s Nuggets, visit here.

 

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