Louisville might be keeping its man after all.
Athletic director Tom Jurich has said all along that he will pay Charlie Strong whatever it takes to keep the third-year coach with the Cardinals, and now the sides are negotiating an extension, according to colleague Brett McMurphy.
Strong was offered the Tennessee job, McMurphy writes, and is under a five-year deal at Louisville worth roughly $3 million per year.
As we have learned during silly season -- and especially Tuesday -- a lot can change in an instant. But the Big East's best team does, as of now, look to be in great position to retain its leader amidst much attention, a strong sign for a Louisville program on the rise.