Miami Hurricanes considering Charlie Strong?

According to Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples, the Hurricanes should include Strong on their list to replace Randy Shannon, who was fired by The U on Saturday night:

A smart up-and-comer would walk across broken glass to get the Miami job. It won't pay as much as other marquee jobs, and while the Hurricanes have earmarked money to improve their facilities, they still don't have the palaces other major programs do. 
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Another name to consider is Louisville's Charlie Strong. Strong has only coached the Cardinals for a season, but he took them from 4-8 to a bowl eligible 6-6, and they were competitive in every game except a 20-3 loss to Pittsburgh. That may not sound impressive, but Strong inherited a depleted roster. Plus, his name has instant credibility in the Sunshine State because of his work as Florida's defensive coordinator. He also probably would bring defensive coordinator Vance Bedford -- a well-connected recruiter in South Florida -- and assistant Clint Hurtt, a Miami alum who served as the Hurricanes' recruiting coordinator from 2007-09.

Full article here: Shannon out at Miami

I don't see Strong leaving Louisville after just one year for the Miami job. Sure, anything's possible, but Miami's program isn't a huge improvement from the stepping stone that is Louisville. At least not right now. You could torture yourself by wondering if Strong's family wouldn't mind moving to the warmer confines of South Florida. Certainly not out of the equation, right?

The bigger question: will Louisville ever be a destination job in football? That's debatable. The Derby City has been waiting for the football version of Denny Crum ever since Howard Schnellenberger mentioned something about a collision course. Money shouldn't be a problem. But job openings like this one could be.

If history has taught us anything (well, except for that tiny Kragthorpe thing), Louisville fans should enjoy the ride while it lasts and let Jurich take care of the rest. But that's not as fun as arguing about it below.

By the way, one source (and only one source so far) is already reporting that Jon Gruden will take the Miami job.

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