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What's the latest on Charlie Strong? has the scoop

Last week, admission to the Atlantic Coast Conference elevated Louisville's entire athletic program, particularly the football program, to new heights.

Wednesday, the Louisville football program made another huge statement on the national scene when Charlie Strong spurned an advance from SEC power Tennessee, according to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel. The report has been confirmed by multiple sources, but team officials weren't officially confirming the news Wednesday night.

UT athletic director Dave Hart flew to Louisville Wednesday and offered Strong a huge financial deal to coach the Vols. Louisville AD Tom Jurich, who's made clear for weeks that he wouldn't be out-distanced in a bidding war when it came to Strong, made an offer an offer that Strong simply couldn't refuse and ensures he'll be one of the highest paid coaches in the country.

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