Strong gets new 7-year contract

BY foxsports • October 18, 2011

Louisville has agreed to new seven-year contract with coach Charlie Strong.

Strong is in his second season at Louisville and his current contract ran through the 2015 season. The new deal increases Strong's base salary from $1.6 million to $2.3 million.

Strong led the school to its first bowl game in three years - a 31-28 win over Southern Mississippi in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl - in his first season. He was named co-Big East coach of the year in 2010.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said in a statement Tuesday that he likes direction the program is going and that Strong's work ethic and passion has impressed him.

Strong won two national championships in his seven seasons as Florida's defensive coordinator before joining the Cardinals

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