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Earlier this week I planned to do a Point of View expressing my belief that Charlie Strong would still be U of L's head football coach next year.
I didn't have any inside information, and I wasn't sure I was right. But I based my opinion on several things I WAS sure about.
For one, U of L Athletic Director, Tom Jurich, has not only provided Strong with some of the nation's finest facilities, but has also expanded them during Strong's tenure.
Jurich has also preserved the school's best access to a possible National Championship opportunity by negotiating the school's entry into the ACC.
And three years ago, Jurich was the first person to give Strong the opportunity to be a head coach – even though he'd likely deserved such a position for a long time.
Does all that mean Strong would never consider leaving? Of course not. Anyone who wouldn't at least listen to possible outside offers isn't being true to himself, his family or his career. But Strong is a man of integrity. And that integrity is what kept him from saying things that could make him a liar at some point in the future. That irritated some people, but to me it means he values his honesty over his public relations.
Strong made a few PR stumbles during his Monday press conference. But he refused to lie.
Given our past experiences with head football coaches, I'll gladly take that.