A sign your career needs rehab

I know his last two head coaching stints left a lot to be desired, but, still, this seems like a major slide for Charlie Strong:

He’s a good DC and I’m surprised nobody’s taken a flyer on him.

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16 responses to “A sign your career needs rehab

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    I remember he used to give us fits.

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  2. Bright Idea

    I’m sure this will draw raves on Finebum.

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  3. Darn good DC … head coach, not so much. Dopey would be wise to run Towel Boy off for Strong.

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    • dawgtired

      Agree. There may be more to this story…

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      • Russ

        I sure hope not. I’d hate to see him as their DC.

        And I never figured out why he failed at USF. He did a good job at Louisville. Not sure all the “oars” were pulling in the same direction at Texas but thought he had good support at USF and it was a lower bar to clear.

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  4. Mayor

    He never should have left Louisville. He had that program hitting on all cylinders and they loved him there.

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  5. Jim

    Maybe an insurance policy for next time towel boy flirts with somebody

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Hard to believe nobody will take a flyer on Strong as a DC. I believe Strong was the catalyst for fu’s championships, definitely more responsible than Mullen and arguably as much or more responsible than Corch.

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  7. St. Johns Dawg

    This. Is. Bad. News. Charlie Strong is an excellent DC. But he’s a poster boy for knowing your role/limitations. Some can rise to be a head coach and succeed, some are born to be great coordinators. Unfortunately for fan bases (but fortunate for the coaches) there are plenty of athletic directors with big checkbooks that are willing to find out which one a guy is. If Monken sticks around a few years he’ll face Strong as a DC in Jacksonville for sure.

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  8. Go Dawgs!

    I’d sure love to see someone else hire him to coordinate their defense and keep him the hell out of Gainesville in any capacity. He’s a great defensive coach and he’ll make them better even if it’s only as an analyst.

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  9. Reverend Whitewall

    After his last 2 stops, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s a little burned out at the moment. I haven’t heard his name come up anywhere at all which likely means he wasn’t making any effort to pursue available DC jobs, otherwise we would have at least heard his name thrown around some.

    The analyst gig will let him stay in the game while recharging his batteries a bit while enjoying his buyout money (I think he got about $3 million in buyout which is at least 2 years salary as a DC at most places). Not saying those analysts don’t work hard, but you never hear an analysts’ name drug through the mud after a game.

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  10. practicaldawg

    With the Edwards commitment today (great last name for UGA RB, btw), I’m guessing Evans is officially on the outside of RBU looking in.

    In related news, that recruiting gap with a certain division foe appears to be widening again.

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  11. UGA '97

    this: the kiss of death for grantham.

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