In an era and sport where coaches tend to be obscure and invasive, the Louisville Cardinal's coach flat out spoke his mind.
"It was a distraction for our program. It was a distraction for our fans," Strong said, according to CoachingSearch.com. "It was testing me. I am trying to get a football team ready to go play, and I am chasing another job so I am not taking care of the job I have? Then I don't have the respect of the players. When they respect me and they do everything I ask them to do, and then all of a sudden I am going to turn my back on them and go interview for a job two days before a big game? Come on, seriously?
"Anytime a reporter can make a statement or write any type of information about someone, you have to be held accountable, just like we are held accountable for our job. So if you are going to make that statement, go get your source. I'd like to know who your source is. I am trying to get a football team ready to go play Rutgers. That's all I'm concerned about. I have a job. I don't need to go chase jobs. I have a really good job."
Now, take from the quote what you will, but I think it is a sincere statement from a man who wants to coach football and lead young men. I know that I sure am proud to have him as our Football Coach. It's good to be a Cards Fan.