Texas head coach Charlie Strong celebrated his 55th birthday on Sunday.
Strong officially became the 29th head coach in Longhorn history on January 5, 2014, with the promise to “put the [UT football] program back on the national stage.”
Strong graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, where he lettered all four years. He graduated with three All-Conference selections in football and two in track and field.
Prior to becoming head coach at the University of Texas at Austin, Strong coached at Florida, South Carolina and Notre Dame. Strong was head coach of the Louisville Cardinals for three years before coming to Texas.
Since arriving on campus, Strong has implemented a strict code of conduct for Texas football players, led the Longhorns all the way to the AdvoCare V100 bowl game (even though the Longhorns ultimately lost), and even has a satirical Twitter account devoted to him.
From handing the floor over to Matthew McConaughey when the time called for it, to be brutally honest about Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson’s new rap album, Strong has certainly had an interesting and eventful first year as head coach.
Happy Birthday, coach! We’re counting down the days until kick-off.
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