Charlie Strong http://kut.org en Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters http://kut.org/post/why-race-new-football-coach-university-texas-matters The Texas Longhorn football team is trying to regroup after several disappointing seasons under veteran coach Mack Brown.<p>The University of Texas hired Charlie Strong last week to usher in a new era in Austin. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:49:58 +0000 Wade Goodwyn, NPR 9556 at http://kut.org Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters UT Regents Approve 5-year $25 Million Contract for Charlie Strong http://kut.org/post/ut-regents-approve-5-year-25-million-contract-charlie-strong <p>It's official: University of Texas Regents approved Charlie Strong's contract today. Strong will be paid $25.4 million over 5 years — $5 million per year with a $100,000 bonus available after every year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:46:52 +0000 Andrew Weber 9530 at http://kut.org UT Regents Approve 5-year $25 Million Contract for Charlie Strong Longhorns Welcome Charlie Strong as Head Coach http://kut.org/post/longhorns-welcome-charlie-strong-head-coach <p>The Longhorns welcomed new head football coach Charlie Strong today in a press conference at Darrell K. Royal Stadium. And if the presser had a theme, it was simple: Integrity.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong told reporters he respected the foundation of Mack Brown's tenure, that the coach was a man with integrity, and that players must perform, both on and off the field, with integrity and accountability. Ultimately, Strong says his goal is to bring the Longhorns back into the national title conversation.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:06:17 +0000 Andrew Weber 9490 at http://kut.org Longhorns Welcome Charlie Strong as Head Coach UT Football Hires Charlie Strong to Replace Mack Brown http://kut.org/post/ut-football-hires-charlie-strong-replace-mack-brown <p>The University of Texas announced Sunday it is hiring Charlie Strong as its head football coach, replacing the outgoing Mack Brown, who&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game">announced last month</a>&nbsp;that he was leaving the team after 16 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong, 53, will become the first black coach of a men's sport at UT in the university's history,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/college_sports/longhorns/article/UT-s-hiring-of-Strong-could-come-Sunday-5115202.php">the&nbsp;<em>San Antonio Express-News</em>&nbsp;reported.</a></p><p>"To follow a future Hall of Fame coach like Mack Brown, who built a program that had great success and a reputation of doing it with class and integrity, is extra special," Strong&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texassports.com/news/2014/1/5/FB_0105140033.aspx?sourceid=strong_splash_press_release_link">said in a statement</a>&nbsp;released by the university.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong will receive a salary of $5 million per year for five years,&nbsp;<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140103/charlie-strong-agrees-texas-longhorns-head-coach/"><em>Sports Illustrated&nbsp;</em>reports</a>, citing an unnamed athletics official.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:52:30 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9485 at http://kut.org UT Football Hires Charlie Strong to Replace Mack Brown