Texas commits respond to Strong hire
January, 5, 2014
By Damon Sayles | ESPN Insider
Charlie Strong has officially been named Mack Brown’s successor at Texas. It’s a move that appears to get thumbs up from many of his future athletes.
As 2014 Texas recruits waited to hear who would be their future head coach, many of them were hoping for the right fit. Strong’s résumé -- 23-3 in his past two seasons at Louisville, 3-1 in four bowl game appearances and an outstanding recruiting reputation -- says he fits the bill.
In short, Strong gets it, and while Texas commits had the utmost respect for Brown, they now feel they’re in good hands.
“I think he can do pretty good there,” four-star offensive lineman Terrell Cuney (Jasper, Texas/Jasper) said. “I don’t think anyone can live up to what Mack did, but he’ll come in and do big things.
"Bring it on, man! 'Hook ‘Em all day!'”
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