Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong is expected to be named the new head coach at Texas, according to a report by CBSSports.com that cited an unnamed source Saturday night.
The report by CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman came one day after several media reports claimed Strong was the leading candidate to replace Mack Brown, who retired after 16 seasons at the helm of the Longhorns on Dec. 16.
UCLA coach Jim Mora and Baylor's Art Briles were originally among consideration, but both withdrew their names from further discussion on Friday when it became apparent Strong was likely going to be offered the Longhorns' post.
Strong reportedly wanted to talk with Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich in-person before agreeing to take the Texas job, but Jurich has been stranded in Colorado due to bad weather.
Strong compiled a 37-15 record in four seasons as head coach of the Cardinals, including an outstanding 23-3 mark the last two seasons. His teams also won two conference titles and three of four bowl game appearances, including a win over Florida in the 2012 Sugar Bowl and a relatively easy 36-9 win over Miami last week in the Russell Athletic Bowl.