Texas head coach Charlie Strong walks among his players before their game against Kansas. Texas defeats Kansas 59-20 in their Big 12 football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX. Saturday night November 7, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Mike Perrin: Charlie Strong wants to stay at Texas

Interim Texas AD said he has 'no doubts' about Charlie Strong's desire to rebuild Longhorns

Posted November 20th, 2015


Interim Texas athletic director Mike Perrin said he’s spoken with Charlie Strong and has no doubt the UT football coach wants to stay, despite reports indicating he’s a leading candidate for the Miami job.

Speaking on 104.9 The Horn in Austin, the school’s flagship radio station, Perrin said Strong has worked too hard to get the Texas job and wants to see it through. “You can go to the bank on that,” Perrin said.

Strong laughed off the Miami rumors in late October. But the stories persist. The Palm Beach Post reported late Wednesday that a well-connected Miami source said Strong was the leading candidate.

“It’s all a rumor. We’re here to build a program,” Strong said after Wednesday’s practice.

Strong said he’s got the full support of UT administrators. “They know what the situation is,” he said.

Asked whether the rumors bother him, Strong said, “It does, because I have an unbelievable job here. I don’t know where it surfaces from. The thing I’ve got to do is just continue to work here and get this done.”

The Longhorns are 10-13 in two seasons under Strong, who has three years remaining on a guaranteed contract worth approximately $5.2 million annually.

Note to readers: Below is the full interview with Mike Perrin from 104.9 The Horn. Interview starts at the 2:50 mark.

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