I really like Strong. Write the f'n check.
Honestly, and I hate Louisville with the fire of a thousand suns, I think Strong actually feels indebted to them because they gave him first HC job. Thus far he's been pretty straightforward about shooting down rumors and he doesn't seem like the one to BS. The following things are going to hinge on whether Strong leaves Louisville:
1) Is Louisville in contention for a Big 12 bid? There are a lot of people that seem to think they're next in line. If so it makes sense that he would stay. If they don't this would probably be the biggest factor in him leaving.
2) Is he comfortable with Louisville's commitment to football? I tend to think so even if they're doing it by naming their facilities after half the fast food chains in a 50 mile radius.
3) Is he still a "woman scourned" over getting passed over for some major SEC HC jobs? There's a lot of people who say he is and as a result certain schools aren't even getting a look.