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Texas Introduces Coach Charlie Strong

Updated: Monday, January 6 2014, 06:43 PM CST

The University of Texas' new head coach Charlie Strong received a warm Texas welcome on a cold Monday afternoon in Austin.

Traditionally, Strong breaks the mold. He becomes the first African-American head coach of any men's sport in Texas history.

"I don't ever want to look at is as I'm a first," Strong said. "I want to look at it as I'm a coach and that's the way I wanted to be treated."

President Bill Powers said out of all the candidates who were considered, Strong was his first choice to take over the program.

"We got the right person," Powers said. "Character, toughness, and everything you look for in a coach. It is a very historic day."

It was historic because the numbers do not lie. Out of the 125 Division I football coaches, 12 are African-American.

"What you need to think about is all the African-American coaches that you are representing right now who did not get the chance that you're getting and that's all that needed to be said," Strong said.

In the end, it is not race that makes or breaks coaches; instead it is wins and losses.

"It's all about championships at the end," Strong said.

In only four years as head coach, Strong has proven himself worthy of running a major college football program. He transformed Louisville into the powerhouse that it is today, and he said while he is at UT he plans to build on the premier program that Mack Brown is leaving behind.

"I want our players to understand this; you're here to get a degree. When you get a degree you will always have options in life," Strong said. "Number two; let's go win football games lets go win championships. Number three; I want to make sure [players] leave here a better person when they came into this university."

By Cassie Gallo

Texas Introduces Coach Charlie Strong


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Scores & Schedules

December 22, 2014 08:06 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

Saturday's Games

Washington 27, Philadelphia 24

San Diego 38, San Francisco 35, OT

Sunday's Games

Houston 25, Baltimore 13

Detroit 20, Chicago 14

Atlanta 30, New Orleans 14

Miami 37, Minnesota 35

Carolina 17, Cleveland 13

Green Bay 20, Tampa Bay 3

Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12

New England 17, N.Y. Jets 16

N.Y. Giants 37, St. Louis 27

Oakland 26, Buffalo 24

Dallas 42, Indianapolis 7

Seattle 35, Arizona 6

Monday's Game

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

Sunday's Games

Toronto 118, New York 108

Cleveland 105, Memphis 91

Sacramento 108, L.A. Lakers 101

Phoenix 104, Washington 92

Miami 100, Boston 84

Philadelphia 96, Orlando 88

Brooklyn 110, Detroit 105

New Orleans 101, Oklahoma City 99

Indiana 100, Minnesota 96

Monday's Games

Denver at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 8 p.m.

Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Sunday's Games

Colorado 2, Detroit 1, SO

Dallas 6, Edmonton 5, SO

Boston 4, Buffalo 3, OT

N.Y. Rangers 1, Carolina 0

Chicago 4, Toronto 0

Philadelphia 4, Winnipeg 3, OT

Monday's Games

Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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