Charlie Strong was officially introduced as the 29th head football coach of the Texas Longhorns on Sunday, according to a statement released by the university.
"I'm excited...to have the chance to lead one of the premier football programs in the country," Strong said in the statement. "Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar and a program anyone would dream of being a part of because you have a chance to compete on a national level every year."
Competing on a national level every year, however, is not as easy as it sounds. Just ask Mack Brown how easy these past three seasons have been. When guys like Manny Diaz are running your defense, there's only such heights a team can reach.
Accordingly, Strong's first (and perhaps most important) endeavor as Texas head coach this offseason will be appointing a new staff. With offensive coordinator Major Applewhite expected to leave and defensive coordinator Greg Robinson never viewed as more than an interim option, there are some very important slots left to fill.
Here are some names Strong should look at.