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Charlie Strong earns huge contract at Louisville

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03:56 PM ET 01.23 | Louisville head coach Charlie Strong got handsomely paid after a Sugar Bowl-winning campaign in 2012-13. The Cardinals opened up the wallet and have offered him an eight year deal estimated at around $3.7 million a year. Strong also has a $5 million buyout starting this season if he decides to pursue other jobs, and it declines by $625,000 every season. Strong will be the seventh-highest paid college football coach (that's publicly known, as private schools don't have to disclose how much they pay). Strong is the highest paid coach in the Big East and ACC ( Louisville's future home starting in 2014) by at least 30%.

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, Chris Graythen Chris Graythen
January 23, 2013  04:08 PM ET

Strong is the highest paid coach in...ACC (Louisville's future home starting in 2014) by at least 30%.

That will mean pay raises for Dabo, Jimbo and Beamer

January 23, 2013  04:45 PM ET

And the UofL students keep wondering why their tution costs keep going up

January 23, 2013  05:14 PM ET

Name your price Charlie

January 23, 2013  09:51 PM ET

That should keep him around for a couple of more years.

January 23, 2013  10:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That will mean pay raises for Dabo, Jimbo and Beamer

Dabo and Jimbo for sure, but I wouldn't count on Beamer getting one. VT is slowly sliding into oblivion.

 
January 23, 2013  10:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And the UofL students keep wondering why their tution costs keep going up

Got news for ya: UK's tuition rates aren't going to DECREASE with Stoops as your new HC. If UK wants to keep him, they will pay...heavily.

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