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Charlie Strong Gives Back

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I missed this while I was in Chicago over the weekend, but C.L. Brown's piece on Charlie Strong giving back to the city of Louisville is a must-read for anyone with even the slightest interest in the football program.

"My role as a head football coach is to go touch as many lives as I can," he said. "Not only within the football program but within this city."

It's often far removed from the limelight that he's used to when coaching in front of 55,000 fans at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Many of his public appearances are unannounced to all but a few central organizers. Strong prefers just to show up - without any publicist, entourage or media to navigate - and interact with people.

"A lot of things I do I don't like to talk about it," he said. "I just feel like it's my job; that's what I should be doing."

This is how you become the first-ever back-to-back CC Man of the Year honoree.


I'd also like to just to take a moment and thank all the schools who passed on this man for the sole reason that he is married to a white woman. Without you guys, none of this would have been possible.

Stay forever.