Texas A&M Coaching Search: Aggies Considering Louisville's Charlie Strong

The former Florida defensive coordinator has strong ties to the SEC.

With Texas A&M likely to begin interviewing possible replacements for Mike Sherman this week, Louisville coach Charlie Strong has emerged as one of the top candidates.

Strong, who has gone 14-11 in his two seasons at Louisville, is widely considered one of the top recruiters in the country, especially in the Southeast. He was the defensive coordinator at Florida from 2002-2009, helping bring two national championships to Gainesville.

One of the key selling points for Strong is his defensive expertise, as SEC West powers like LSU and Alabama are known more for their dominating defenses than flashy offenses like Kevin Sumlin's in Houston.

Strong would likely jump at the chance to become a head coach in the SEC, while Texas A&M has a much recruiting base than Louisville, a Big East school located in the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky.

Besides Strong, the two other big names that have been linked with the Aggies are Sumlin and Kirby Smart, Nick Saban's defensive coordinator at Alabama. 

For the latest news and analysis on Texas A&M's coaching search, head over to I Am The 12th Man.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.