Louisville's Great Season Will Make SEC Teams Target Coach Charlie Strong

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Louisville's Great Season Will Make SEC Teams Target Coach Charlie Strong
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After defeating Cincinnati 34-31 in overtime on Friday night, Louisville is 8-0 for the first time since Bobby Petrino scuttled on the sideline. That's a great thing for Louisville -- and a scary thing for Louisville. The coach of an 8-0 football team is a hot commodity, and this particular 8-0 coach's name is Charlie Strong. While the surly Petrino did it with offensive smoke and mirrors, Strong does it with charm and determination, recruiting at rarely seen levels in the Big East -- raiding the talent-rich Sunshine State for roughly one-third of his roster -- and instilling blue-collar toughness in his Florida-fast team.

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