Charlie Strong, former Texas coach, reportedly lands new role with SEC program
Charlie Strong is back in the SEC.
The former Texas coach, who last season was a co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Miami, will reportedly join Alabama’s staff as a defensive analyst, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported. Strong and new Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Steele were on the Miami staff together last year.
Strong previously coached with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. Strong has nearly 4 decades of coaching experience in college football. He also had head coaching stops at Louisville (2010-2013), Texas (2014-2016) and USF (2017-19).
But perhaps his greatest career achievements came at Florida.
Overall, he’s been a defensive coordinator in the SEC for 11 seasons, and won national championships at Florida in 2006 and 2008. He’s coached 15 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and had 38 drafted in the first four rounds, while coaching in 7 bowl games and posting three 10-plus win seasons as a head coach, according to his Miami bio.
He’s been a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant 3 times.
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He’s lost a lot of shine…. It’s clear at this point the guy is not a HC, but… I could see him being a DC at a major school again, or a big time position coach in the NFL. Wish Charlie the best, the guy was a powerhouse at Florida
welcome back Coach Charlie Strong..a real asset to CNS’staff..Im liking potential of our defense this coming season!RTRRRRRRR
Coaches fleeing from Miami…maybe Cristobal’s rebuild is not actually rebuilding ? Great ! I’ve always detested the Miami program. Strong as an analyst in Tuscaloosa should work out fine.
Neither Strong or Steele looked that good at recent stops. Yet, both were pretty solid before!!!! Personally for whatever reason I believe they are a big step up for Alabama. At Alabama Golding just either wasn’t a fit or wasn’t great!!!! Still at Ole miss he could improve their defense. Who knows????
I wonder if Kiffen will go for it on 4th and long. Literally over and over again??? I think it would be a huge mistake. Because Ole miss really uses their stout run to open up the passing game. AINT NOBODY GOING TO MAKE A LIVING RUNNING ON GEORGIA THIS SEASON!!!! And we probably have the top cover guys in college football!!!! Not to mention the best defensive staff!!! The Georgia O line will be as good or better. And crazy as it seems. The running back room will likely be the best since Gurley, Chubb, Swift and those guys! At least 2 big surprises even Georgia fans haven’t seen!!!!!!! What we might lose in BLOCKING with the TE ROOM. We will gain yet ANOTHER Brock Bowers!!!!!
HONESTLY THE BIGGEST QUESTION MARK IS CAN BOBO BE WHAT HE WAS AT GEORGIA BEFORE? AND WILL ONE OF THE 3 5 STAR QBS LEAD LIKE STETSON BENNETT???
PS. I am staying with my 3peat prediction!!!! At Georgia WE HUNT!!!!! God willing we will!!!!
Exactly like Tennessee. The thing Alabama needs to do to have a way improved defense. Is A) Hope the coordinators are the right guys. And B) Stop scoring so quickly!!!!! Those players are not video game make believe players, that can still play while red/tired!!!! They are real!!!!!!!! They need REST to perform in big situations the entire game! Even a couple of series can tire the big guys out without REST!!!!
Saban surely knows this. So I don’t understand the strategy last season. He was trying to fit square pegs into round holes last season! The talent just didn’t match the out score you offense and play just good enough defense!!! Heck when they had the offense to literally score something every time they touch the ball. You really only need your defense to make a few stops to get way ahead and let the game fly out of control in your favor!!!!
PS. I could have told everyone that Burton wasn’t one of those receivers. At least not as of last season! He does have talent though. So who knows????
John 3:16 & After…
He was our D coordinator back in the day and at that time was the up and comer who then went to TX.
Charlie Strong was a D-Coordinator at South Carolina ? I recall that he was the D-Coordinator for Urban Meyer at Florida, then HC at Louisville. He was the Head Coach at Louisville when he went to Texas.