Texas coach Charlie Strong celebrates after the Longhorns stopped the Red Raiders on a fourth down play in the fourth quarter at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock Saturday November 5, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Report: Charlie Strong a candidate at the University of Cincinnati

Posted December 4th, 2016

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Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville resigned as head football coach on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for a list of replacements to surface.

According to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Tom Groeschen the school has three targets in mind, and one will get Texas’ fans attention.

That’s right, a little more than a week after being fired at Texas, Charlie Strong may have found a potential landing spot. The coach arrived at UT from Louisville, one of the Bearcats’ fiercest rivals, so it could be a good fit. If nothing else, Strong will likely be familiar with the area (Louisville is roughly 90 miles away from Cincinnati).

Texas should be happy for Strong, since the university still owes him more than $10 million over the next two years, unless Strong is hired elsewhere.

As previously reported, Strong’s contract with Texas stated that should he land another job, the money paid by Texas would be offset as much as 50 percent by the new school. For example, if Strong was hired by Cincinnati and the school paid $1 million annually, UT would get $500,000 off what it owes him.

Cincinnati was as a Big 12 expansion candidate earlier this year, but the conference declined to invite any of the schools it met with.

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